Lectures

Lutherrenaissance: Past & Present
April 12-14, 2012

International conference Lutherrenaissance: Past & Present, with Crain lecturer Michael Massing, and theologians from Germany, Denmark, and North America.

The Persecuted Body: Evangelical Media and Spectacles of Suffering on the Global Stage

Global America Inaugural Lecture
October 22, 2010, 4:00 PM

Melani McAlister, American Studies and International Affairs, The George Washington University

Melani McAlister is the author of Epic Encounters: Culture, Media, and U.S. Interests in the Middle East since 1945 (University of California Press, rev. ed. 2005, orig. 2001); and co-editor of Religion and Politics in the Contemporary United States (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008). Her articles and essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Nation, and numerous scholarly journals.

Concerning "Goodbye, Christ": Langston Hughes, 1930s America, and the Politics of Poetry
McCormick Tribune Forum
Wednesday, June 2, 2010 5:30 PM
Reception following

Wallace Best is Professor of Religion and African American Studies at Princeton University. A Northwestern University PhD, Prof. Best's research and teaching center on African American religious history, religion and literature, Pentecostalism, the Nation of Islam, religion, gender and sexuality, and Womanist theology. He is the author of Passionately Human, No Less Divine: Religion and Culture in Black Chicago, 1915-1952, Princeton University Press. He is currently at work on two books: an anthology entitled Elder Lucy Smith: Documents from the Life of a Pentecostal Woman Preacher and an exploration of the religious thought of the poet Langston Hughes, entitled Langston's Salvation: American Religion and the Bard of Harlem.

Religion, Suffering, and Medicine

May 12, 2010: 3:30-5 pm
John Evans Alumni Center
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  • David Cella, Professor and Chair of the Department of Medical Social Sciences, Feinberg School of Medicine (Northwestern University)
  • Robert A. Orsi, Professor of Religious Studies and History (Northwestern University),Grace Craddock Nagle Chair of Catholic Studies
  • Laurie Zoloth, Professor of Medical Humanities and Bioethics, and Director, Center for Bioethics, Science and Society, Feinberg School of Medicine, Professor of Religious Studies, Director, Brady Program in Ethics and Civic Life (Northwestern University)

Moderated by: Christine Helmer, Professor of Religious Studies (Northwestern University)

Psychology and Religion

March 3, 2010: 3:30-5 pm
McCormick Tribune Center
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  • Dan P. McAdams, Professor of Human Development and Social Policy and Professor of   Psychology, Director, Foley Center for the Study of Lives (Northwestern University)
  • James W. Jones, Professor of Religion, Adjunct Professor of Clinical Psychology (Rutgers University)
  • Christine Helmer, Professor of Religious Studies (Northwestern University)
  • Robert A. Orsi, Professor of Religious Studies (Northwestern University)
  • Celia Brickman, Director, Center for Religion and Psychotherapy of Chicago

Moderated by: George Bond, Professor and Chair of Religious Studies (Northwestern University)

Moral Philosophy and Religious Studies

Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009: 3:30-5:00 pm
John Evans Alumni Center 
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Reception following

  • Robert Audi, Brady Distinguished Visiting Scholar in Ethics and Civic Life  (Northwestern University)
  • Sondra Ely Wheeler, Visiting Research Professor, Brady Program in Ethics and Civic   Life (Northwestern University)
  • Cristina Traina, Associate Professor of Religious Studies (Northwestern University)

Moderated by: Laurie Zoloth, Professor of Medical Humanities and Bioethics, and Director, Center for Bioethics, Science and Society, Feinberg School of Medicine; Professor of Religious Studies, Director, Brady Program in Ethics and Civic Life (Northwestern University)

Religion Meets ReligiousStudies@Northwestern

The Department of Religious Studies organized a series of panel discussions, one each quarter in 2009-2010, aimed at bringing together Northwestern scholars in various fields whose work engages topics of religion. Co-hosted by the Brady Program in Ethics and Civic life, and co-sponsored by the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities, the series was very successful, and Religious Studies looks forward to continuing to foster interdisciplinary dialogue across Northwestern's many diverse and exciting communities.


Making of the Last Prophet

The Perry Lecture in Religion
Block Auditorium map, Evanston Campus
Wednesday, April 29, 2009, 5:00pm

Religion and Identity

A Graduate Conference at Northwestern University
April 24-25, 2009

ROBERT ORSI: Inaugural Lecture
Grace Craddock Nagle Chair in Catholic Studies

"The Catholic Imaginary: Catholic Studies in the University "
Hardin Hall, Rebecca Crown Center Video
Thursday, November 6, 2008, 4:00 pm

The Global Luther

An International Conference at Northwestern University
Feb. 21-23, 2008


To view a list of events, visit the section of Plan-It Purple for the Department of Religious Studies.

Religious Studies Photos

September 7, 2012