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Gary Laderman
Gary Laderman

Emory Professor to Present “Forget Secularism: Religion (Still) Rules”

Posted May 1, 2010
Tags Religious Studies
Gary Laderman, professor of American religious history and cultures and chair of the religion department at Emory University, will present “Forget Secularism: Religion (Still) Rules” on Monday, May 3, at noon, in room 3024 of the Science Center. The talk is free and open to the public.

Laderman has been interviewed in a variety of media in topics ranging from death and funerals to horror films and televangelists. He is the author of Sacred Matters: Celebrity Worship, Sexual Ecstasies, the Living Dead, and Other Signs of Religious Life in the United States (The New Press, 2009). Laderman also wrote two books on death in America: The Sacred Remains: American Attitudes Toward Death, 1799-1883 (Yale University Press, 1996) and Rest in Peace: A Cultural History of Death and the Funeral Home in Twentieth-Century America (Oxford University Press, 2003).

Laderman has co-edited two encyclopedias on religion and culture, and is currently the editor of the online religion magazine, Religion Dispatches.

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