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Call For Papers: The 500th Anniversary of the (Lutheran) Reformation

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Down yonder way, in Chile!

El 31 de octubre de 1517, el monje agustino Martín Lutero publicó 95 tesis contra el poder y la eficacia de las indulgencias. La publicación de este texto ha sido señalada como el inicio de la Reforma Protestante, un proceso cuyas consecuencias excedieron, con mucho, lo estrictamente eclesial y teológico. Aun cuando es perfectamente discutible la pertinencia de esta fecha específica como el inicio de la Reforma Protestante, existe un amplio consenso (académico y extra-académico) de que ella estimuló un movimiento que afectó a la sociedad alemana de la época y que se extendió en el tiempo hacia otras latitudes, generando nuevas formas de vivir y concebir la religiosidad, la sociedad y la relación entre política y religión.

La trascendencia de la Reforma y de sus diferentes tradiciones se mantiene hasta nuestros días, por lo que la conmemoración de los quinientos años del inicio de la Reforma Protestante es un momento privilegiado para analizar la trayectoria y las perspectivas de este fenómeno religioso, cultural, político, económico y artístico.

El Departamento de Ciencias Históricas de la Universidad de Chile convoca a estudiantes de postgrado de humanidades y ciencias sociales, académicos e investigadores nacionales e internacionales a postular comunicaciones para elCongreso “A 500 años de la Reforma Protestante. Trayectoria y perspectivas” a celebrarse los días 29 y 30 de mayo del 2017.

Etc.  But remember, Zwingli began Reforming in 1515.  Luther was late to the game.  Probably because he was busy drinking…

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28/09/2016 at 8:14 am

A-J Levine at Elon College

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The details are as follows:

Amy-Jill Levine, “Agreeing to Disagree: How Jews and Christians Read Scripture Differently”- Sept. 29

Dr. Amy-Jill Levine, authot and University Professor at Vanderbilt University, will give the Truitt Center’s annual H. Shelton Smith Lecture.

A self-described “Yankee Jewish feminist who teaches in a predominantly Christian divinity school in the buckle of the Bible Belt,” Dr. Amy-Jill Levine, University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt University, will offer the Truitt Center’s annual H. Shelton Smith Lecture. Dr. Levine is author of numerous books and articles on the Bible and biblical interpretation, including Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi and The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus. Sponsored by a Fund for Excellence in the Arts and Sciences Grant, the Truitt Center for Spiritual and Religious Life, the Religious Studies Department, the Jewish Studies Minor, and the Center for the Study of Religion, Culture, and Society.

I love A-J. She’s a fantastic lecturer and you’ll literally love her presentation if you go to this lecture.

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27/09/2016 at 8:07 pm

A Public Lecture at UT

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23/09/2016 at 1:22 pm

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Meanwhile, in Norway…

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The papyrology conference continues- with a look into the dealings and scandals associated with the ‘Jesus wife’ fragment published by Karen King and Harvard Theological Review.  Photo via Nicola Denzey Lewis.

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Ariel Sabar and Liv Ingeborg Lied discuss the Gospel of Jesus’s wife.

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16/09/2016 at 6:07 am

A Conference I Wish I had Attended

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And when the Carnival rolls around, you’ll see more of it- but for now:

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With a bit of editorializing… because of, you know, recent events…

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15/09/2016 at 5:14 pm

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Photos Galore from #IOSOT2016

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Willem has posted a bunch, and I mean a BUNCH of photos from the meeting.  You can see them here on his facebook page.

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13/09/2016 at 8:19 am

It’s Time To End All Male Panels at Academic Conferences

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Sign the pledge, academic friends, asserting that you will not serve on a panel at an academic conference which fails to include at least one woman (besides the chair).

“At a public conference I won’t serve on a panel of two people or more unless there is at least one woman on the panel, not including the Chair.”

It’s that simple.  Please sign.

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10/09/2016 at 8:32 am

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