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


Gary Laderman
Gary Laderman
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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