Shifting Paradigms in Religious Studies: History, Culture, and Practice
April 12-13, 2013
Shifting Paradigms in Religious Studies will bring together scholars from a variety of institutions to discuss new approaches
to religious studies. In keeping with SUNY Fredonia’s 2012-2013 Convocation Theme,
Time for a Change: Shifting Paradigms, Creating Possibilities, the conference will highlight new work being done in religious studies in both western
and non-western contexts. Conference panels will explore a range of thematic topics,
comparing theological constructs, definitions of “the spiritual,” pious practices,
and the impact of market forces and the state across many different faith traditions.
Lynda Coon of the University of Arkansas will deliver the keynote address (hotlink to keynote address text), “Dark Age Jesus.” Please join us as we explore
new possibilities and new paradigms for conceptualizing religious studies.
The deadline for registration is April 3, 2013.