Osgoode Colloquium on Law, Religion & Social Thought: Professor Courtney Bender
Mar 19, 2012, 12:30pm-2pm
Professor Courtney Bender will be delivering a talk titled "The Power of Pluralist Thinking: Why the Idea of Religious Freedom Persists". Lunch will be served.
Tracing recent shifts in our vision of religious pluralism's value for democracy, this talk raises questions about the ground on which we imagine our political and religious present. Specifically, it asks how pluralism has come to be a robust sociological indication of religious freedom and, in the process, how it has become linked in new (and some surprisingly old) ways to claims for political freedom in democratic societies.
Professor Bender is an associate professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Columbia University. One of the leading voices in the sociology and study of religion in the United States, she is the author of The New Metaphysicals: Spirituality and the American Religious Imagination (Chicago 2010) and co-editor of What Matters? Ethnographies of Value in a Not So Secular Age (Columbia 2012).
Event Code: LRST2
|Location:||2027 Osgoode Hall Law School|
|Sponsor:||Osgoode Hall Law School|
|Posted by:||Prof. Benjamin Berger|