Professor Vanessa Ochs discusses the power of ritual on the radio program and podcast, Future Tense.
Hanna Reichel, Associate Professor of Reformed Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary, will deliver a paper, "Big Data and Providence: Political Theologies of Omniscience in the Digital Age.”
Professor Reichel holds a B.Sc. in economics and an MDiv/ThD in Theology. Her theological dissertation “Theologie als Bekenntnis: Karl Barth's kontextuelle Lektüre des Heidelberger Katechismus” received the Lautenschläger Award for Theological Promise and the Ernst Wolf Award of the Gesellschaft für evangelische Theologie. Her scholarly interests include Christology, scriptural hermeneutics, political theology, constructive theology, and poststructuralist theory. She is currently working on a major project about “Political Theologies of Omniscience” in conversations between the doctrine of God and emergent surveillance cultures.
President George W. Bush's establishment of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives was groundbreaking, but not as much as critics feared or supporters claimed. Melissa Rogers will discuss ways in which religion played a role in the White House during the Bush and Obama administrations. Rogers will also consider the future of faith and the federal executive branch.
Presented by Religion and its Publics
David Morgan, "Broken Statues and Empty Pedestals: The Place of Iconoclasm in the Struggle over Public Memory"
Food and drinks provided.
Professor Charles Mathewes’s recorded lectures, “Why Evil Exists,” are featured in a blog post, responding to the question "Why Does Evil Exist? Three Major Theories Help Us Understand,” for The Great Courses Daily/The Teaching Company.
Nichole Flores in America Magazine: "Martin Luther King Jr. and the dignity of the Black Lives Matter network"
Read Professor Nichole Flores's most recent essay for America magazine, Martin Luther King Jr. and the dignity of the Black Lives Matter network