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September 26 at 12:00 AM - October 25, 2014 at 12:00 AM
IDIS 491: RELIGION & VIOLENCE
T/TH 3:00-4:15, REC225, Dr. Ashley Purpura
In this course we will explore the relations between religion and violence across time, cultures, and traditions. We will consider religiously motivated violence towards oneself (such as fasting and voluntary martyrdom) and others (such as war and terror), as well as the appropriation of and responses to violence within sacred texts and practices. Through engaging interdisciplinary theories of religious violence we will develop our understanding and assessment of recent violence enacted in the name of religion. Students will have the opportunity to research areas of their own interests throughout the semester, and all students are welcome without prerequisite!
October 20, 2014 | 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Victoria Aarons, Professor of English, Trinity University
"The Shape of Memory: Post-Holocaust Literary Representation"
Co-sponsored by the Purdue Jewish Studies and Religious Studies Programs
October 22, 2014 | 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Nicole Fourman, Winner of the 2014 Edward Simon B'nai B'rith Barzillai Lodge No. 111 Prize in Jewish Studies, "The Jewish Dietary Laws: A Matter of Interpretation"
November 12, 2014 | 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Rebekah Klein-Pejšová, Jewish Studies Assistant Professor of History, Purdue University, "Between Refugees and the State: Hungarian Jews and Jewish Refugee Policy in Wartime Austria-Hungary"
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