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Exciting Upcoming Religious Studies Events: Mark your calendars!

FALL 2014

Thursday, August 28
Bridging Cultures – Muslim Journeys, “Let’s Talk About It – Round 2
Presents a discussion of In The Country of Men translated by Hisham Matar
Led by Professors Idrissi Alami and Lynne Dahmen
6:30 p.m., West Lafayette Public Library, Elm room

Saturday, September 6
St. Boniface Catholic Church presents German Fest: music, dancing, carnival rides, games, food and beer!
Family-orientated fun - free and open to the public.
Located at 318 N. 9th St, Lafayette, 4:30-11:00pm

Monday, September 15
Bridging Cultures – Muslim Journeys, “Let’s Talk About It – Round 2
Presents a movie showing, Persepolis
Discussion led by Professors Idrissi Alami and Lynne Dahmen
6:00 p.m., West Lafayette Public Library, Elm room

Wednesday, September 17
The Jewish Studies Noon Series presents
Andrew Fogel (PhD candidate, HIST) speaking on, "Supermentsh: Superman's Covert and Overt Jewish Origins,"
12:30, Beering Hall, B222

Thursday, September 18
Bridging Cultures – Muslim Journeys, “Let’s Talk About It – Round 2
Presents a discussion of Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
Led by Professors Idrissi Alami and Lynne Dahmen
6:30 p.m., West Lafayette Public Library, Elm room

Thursday, September 25
Purdue will host the Discovery Lecture Series
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The Philosophy Department has invited the renowned philosopher Alvin Plantinga (Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at both University of Notre Dame and Calvin College) to speak on “Religion, Science, and Naturalism: Where the Conflict Really Lies”
1:30pm in Fowler Hall
This event is free and open to the public.  A book signing will follow.

Sunday, September 28
The Aquinas Education Foundation and Religious Studies present Dr. Elinore Stump, (The Robert J. Henle Professor of Philosophy at St. Louis University) speaking on "Beauty as a Road to God."
3:00 p.m., Newman Hall, St. Thomas Aquinas

Thursday–Saturday, September 25-27
The Department of Philosophy presents, Faith and Reason: Themes from Swinburne.
This conference is organized by Michael Bergmann & Jeffrey Brower.
For more information, visit:  http://www.conf.purdue.edu/landing_pages/swinburne/

Thursday, October 16
Bridging Cultures – Muslim Journeys, “Let’s Talk About It – Round 2
Present a discussion of House of Stone by Anthony Shadid
Led by Professors Idrissi Alami and Lynne Dahmen
6:30 p.m., West Lafayette Public Library, Elm room

Monday, October 20
Jewish Studies & Religious Studies will host the annual Larry Axel Lecture.
This year’s speaker Victoria Aarons (Professor of English, Trinity University), speaking on "The Shape of Memory: Post-Holocaust Literary Representation,”
8:00 p.m., RAWL 1062

Wednesday, October 22
The Jewish Studies Noon Series presents
Nicole Fourman (Winner of the 2014 Edward Simon B'nai B'rith Barzillai Lodge No. 111 Prize in JS) speaking on, "The Jewish Dietary Laws: A Matter of Interpretation,"
12:30 in Stewart 313

Wednesday, November 12
The Jewish Studies Noon Series presents
Rebekah Klein-Pejšová (History & Jewish Studies) speaking on, "Between Refugees and the State: Hungarian Jews and Jewish Refugee Policy in Wartime Austria-Hungary,"
12:30 in Stewart 313

Thursday, November 13
Bridging Cultures – Muslim Journeys, “Let’s Talk About It – Round 2
Presents a discussion of Broken Verse by Kamila Shamsie
Led by Professors Idrissi Alami and Lynne Dahmen
6:30 p.m., West Lafayette Public Library, Elm room

Thursday, November 20
The Aquinas Educational Foundation and Religious Studies presents Robert Segal (Chair of Religious Studies, University of Aberdeen) speaking on, “Can there be a Christian Social Science? The Case of William Robertson Smith.”
More information forthcoming.

Monday, December 1
Bridging Cultures – Muslim Journeys, “Let’s Talk About It – Round 2
Presents a movie showing, Door to the Sky, discussion led by Professors Idrissi Alami and Lynne Dahmen
6:00 p.m., West Lafayette Public Library, Elm room                                                                           

Thursday, December 4
Bridging Cultures – Muslim Journeys, “Let’s Talk About It – Round 2
Presents a discussion of Dreams of Trespass by Fatima Mernissi
Led by Professors Idrissi Alami and Lynne Dahmen
6:30 p.m., West Lafayette Public Library, Elm room


More to Come...