University of Wisconsin–Madison

Events

Upcoming events

Theology, Politics, and the Academy

Time: Wednesday, April 18, 6-7:30pm,
Location: University Club Room 212 (organized by the CRGC Interdisciplinary Religion Group)

A poster for the Theology, politics, and the academy event

Please enter the University Club from the West Entrance (= the door that is facing the Humanities building).

What are the promises and perils of broaching “religious” topics in the contemporary academy? Is there a place for confessional theology in academic research? Is the academy itself “secular” or somehow “religious”? Are these questions simply the product of false dichotomies or peculiar modern sensibilities? Join the Interdisciplinary Religion Group as we welcome Sam Rocha, Assistant Professor of Philosophy of Education at the University of British Columbia, for a seminar discussion on the place of theology and research about religion in academia. Prof. Rocha’s work encompasses meditations on religion and education, philosophical interventions in theology, political theology, and the aesthetics of education. His A Primer for Philosophy of Education (Cascade, 2014) won the American Educational Studies Association Critics Choice Book Award. In addition to his scholarly work, Rocha is an accomplished jazz musician. He comes to UW-Madison this spring as a WCER Carl Grant Lecture Scholar.

For more on Prof. Rocha’s work, visit: https://www.samrocha.com/

Past events

Bridging the Gap: The Sacred and Secular in Evangelical Christian Zionism

Time: Wednesday, April 4, 6-7:30pm,
Location: University Club Room 312 (organized by the CRGC Interdisciplinary Religion Group)

Bridging the gap event poster

Please enter the University Club from the West Entrance (= the door that is facing the Humanities building).

This is a talk by Dan Hummel, Kingdon Fellow at the Institute for the Research in the Humanities, UW-Madison.
The talk comes out of Dan’s work for his first book: A Covenant of the Mind: American Evangelicals, Israel, and the Construction of a Special Relationship. In this project, Dan is focusing on the ideological role of Holy Land tourism in politicizing American evangelicals after 1967.