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S. Brent Plate
Plate Featured on WAMC's Academic Minute

WAMC/Northeast Public Radio in Albany will feature a reading by Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Plate on Friday, July 29, as part of the public radio station’s Academic Minute. Plate’s topic explores the point at which art becomes blasphemy. Plate was last heard on the program in December 2010 when he discussed the persistence of myth.  More ...

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Plate Comments on Summer Movies on CNN.com

Aside from the summer blockbusters like Bridesmaids, Hangover Pt 2, and Transformers, a few smaller scale films have been making the rounds, stirring up chatter in cinema lobbies and on the Internet. Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Plate has commented and been quoted on a couple of these films on CNN.com and other online outlets.  More ...

Jay Williams '54
Williams '54 Posts to Bible Website

Jay Williams '54, the Walcott-Bartlett Professor of Religious Studies, posted an article "Matthew: the Heavenly Gospel" on the Bibleinterp. com website.  More ...

Timothy Beal
The Rise and Fall of the Bible Author to Give Talk

Timothy Beal, author of The Rise and Fall of the Bible: The Unexpected History of an Accidental Book, will lecture at Hamilton on Monday, April 11, at noon in the Science Center room 3024. The lecture is free and open to the public.


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S. Brent Plate
Plate Co-edits Key Words in Material Religion

Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Plate co-edited a special issue of the journal Material Religion titled "Key Words in Material Religion." The edition is a collection of essays by prominent practitioners on 19 key words used to address material religion. Plate also serves as the publication's managing editor.  More ...

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Plate’s Review Featured in Arts and Christianity

Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies Brent Plate wrote a review of Peter Greenaway’s “Leonardo’s Last Supper: A Vision by Peter Greenaway” for the March 22 issue of Arts and Christianity magazine. The massive multimedia installation, recently on display at the Central Park Armory, is part of Greenaway’s “Ten Classic Paintings Revisited,” an ongoing series in which he merges iconic works of art into a cinematic experience.  More ...

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Plate's Views on Oscars Appear on CNN.com and Religion Dispatches

Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies Brent Plate’s perspectives on this year’s Oscar nominees and the themes conveyed by them appear on several major media sites including CNN.com, Religion Dispatches and beliefnet.com. “It’s kind of an unusual year – almost all of the top films have relatively little explicit religious dimensions to them,” said Plate. “But these films are asking the same questions that religions ask: Where did we come from, how did we get here, where are we going and who are we?”  More ...

Heidi Ravven
Ravven Gives Invited Paper at Spinoza Symposium

Heidi M. Ravven, professor of religious studies, gave an invited paper at the symposium, Spinoza: Feminist Perspectives/Aspects of Embodiment: The Madeline Renee Turkeltaub Memorial Symposium on Ethics on Feb. 7 at American University.  More ...

Heidi Ravven
Ravven Gives Paper at Joint Meeting

Heidi M. Ravven, professor of religious studies, gave a paper, "What Maimonides and Spinoza Can Teach us About Moral Psychology and Agency," at the annual joint meeting of the Society for Jewish Ethics, Society for Christian Ethics, and Society for the Study of Islamic Ethics in New Orleans, Jan. 6-9.  More ...

Heidi Ravven
Ravven Gives Invited Paper

Heidi M. Ravven, professor of religious studies, gave an invited paper at the Association for Jewish Studies Annual Meeting in Boston on Dec. 21. The paper, "Reviving a Jewish Medieval and Spinozist Model of Moral Agency," was delivered in the session "Re-opening The Conversation Between Jewish Philosophy and Contemporary Science," of the Modern Jewish Thought and Theology section of the AJS.  More ...

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