Theology, Politics, and the Academy


A poster for the Theology, politics, and the academy eventTime: 18 April 2018 | 6-7:30p,
Location: University Club Room 212

(organized by the CRGC Interdisciplinary Religion Group)

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.

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