Patrick Abboud ’20 is looking at his world through new eyes this spring.
Jessica Johnson, visiting assistant professor of religious studies at William & Mary, has covered quite a bit in her two courses this spring: new religious movements in America and a new one — gender, sexuality and religion in America.
Dr. Joseph Blankholm of UC-Riverside spoke at W&M Feb 26th. Being secular does not always mean being nonreligious. Deconverting from Judaism, for instance, does not simply unmark a person as Jewish, which remains a cultural or ethnic identity even after rejecting religion. Like secular Jews, ex-Muslims face unique challenges, and being betwixt and between is awkward. These secular misfits are creating new and important ways of being secular and religious that are not properly either. Bursting the seams of these categories, they help us see clearly their construction.
Merging the grueling physical and competitive aspects of sports with their religious faith makes athletics the perfect arena in some respects for evangelical Christians, contends William & Mary Associate Professor of Religious Studies Annie Blazer.
Professor Jenkins spoke at the Religious Studies brown bag lecture series about her ethnographic research, exploring the experiences of parents and young adult children who walk the Camino de Santiago in northwest Spain. She shared stories of families who invest in the Camino as a practice for building intimacy.
David Gushee, Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics and Director of the Center for Theology and Public Life at Mercer University, gave a lecture drawing from material in his recent book, Moral Leadership for a Divided Age.
An introduction to Visiting Assistant Professor Semiha Topal
Profile of Visiting Assistant Professor Jessica Johnson