Dr. Simon J. Bronner, distinguished university professor of American studies and Folklore at Penn State University, offers the January 2013 colloquium presentation. Dr. Bronner is an American folklorist, ethnologist, historian, educator and author. Dr. Bronner’s personal website includes links to his blog and other information.
Dr. Daniel Arnold, associate professor of the Philosophy of Religions in the University of Chicago Divinity School, presents the October colloquium presentation entitled “Buddhism and Cognitive-Scientific Research: Some Lessons for Religious Studies.” Dr. Arnold is a scholar of Indian Buddhist philosophy which he engages in a constructive and comparative way.
Dr. David Brubaker, associate professor of organizational studies offers a presentation on his 2011-12 sabbatical experience. His presentation is entitled A Tale of Two Countries: How “Peace” Came to Mozambique and Angola and the Role of Religious Peacebuilders.
Dr. Mark Thiessen Nation, professor of Theology presents the monthly Colloquium lecture, focusing on Dietrich Bonhoeffer. The thesis of this lecture is two-fold. First, contrary to the prevailing assumptions, Dietrich Bonhoeffer was not arrested, imprisoned or executed because of involvement in plots to kill Hitler. Second, it is more accurate to say that he… Read more »