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October 2022

Welcome Reception Fall 2022

October 6 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

You are cordially invited to attend the Center for the Study of Religion Fall 2022 Welcome Reception. We look forward to seeing you there!   RSVP Below:

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Tending the Garden: Ahimsa in the Early Indian Literature

October 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Source: https://www.himalayanart.org/search/set.cfm?setID=1776#copyright The practice of ahiṃsā (non-violence) has a long and illustrious history both in South Asia, where it originated, and elsewhere. This talk will tour a selection of the rich body of texts composed by Jains, Buddhists and Hindus in premodern India that engage with the theme of ahiṃsā to non-humans. These works range from imperial propaganda to stories that illustrate with engaging vividness the karmic dangers of injuring other living beings, the rewards earned by those who refrain…

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November 2022

Why Religion Matters for Educational Stratification

November 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

It’s well-known that Americans’ academic outcomes vary by race, class, and gender. But what about their religious upbringing? In this talk, Dr. Ilana Horwitz will discuss findings from her recent book, God, Grades, and Graduation: Religion’s Surprising Impact on Academic Success (January 2022, Oxford UniversityPress). Drawing on 10 years of survey data with over 3,000 teenagers and over 200 interviews, Dr. Horwitz identifies a new type of childrearing logic that cuts across social class groups: religious restraint. Dr. Horwitz will…

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The Origins of Judaism: An Archaeological-Historical Reappraisal

November 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Throughout much of history, the Jewish way of life has been characterized by strict adherence to the practices and prohibitions legislated by the Torah: dietary laws, ritual purity, circumcision, Sabbath regulations, holidays, and more. But precisely when did this unique way of life first emerge, and why specifically at that time? In his talk, Professor Yonatan Adler will present the conclusions of his new book which methodically engages ancient texts and archaeological discoveries to identify the earliest evidence of Torah…

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