75th Anniversary Celebrations

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Religious Studies’ 75th Anniversary: 1948-2023

Our 75th Year! We almost missed it. In our pandemic remotion, it almost passed unrecognized. Early this summer, a small group of faculty colleagues happened to do the math together. We realized what an important year this is for Religious Studies at McGill, and what a celebratory year it should be for all of us associated with the School. We discussed how, in 2022-23, we have a lot to celebrate. After years of pandemic isolation, we are grateful already to be able to come together in person again. But we are grateful for so much more this year. We invite you to join celebrations of our legacy of excellence by attending one of our many anniversary events this year

Garth W. Green
John W. McConnell Professor of Philosophy of Religion
Director, School of Religious Studies

Tuesday October 4, 2022 at 16:30, G. Campbell Wadsworth Lectures

Tuesday October 11 & Wednesday October 12, 2022, Birks Lecture Series

Tuesday October 14, 2022 from 10:00-17:00; Revelation Rebooted: the Commentary Tradition on the Revelation of John

Wednesday October 19th, 2022, Who is my Neighbour that scripture enjoins me to Love?: Interfaith Studies and Dialogue for the 21st Century

Guest Lecture

John Sharp (1572–1647): Missing link in early Scottish Reformed Theology

Monday, October 24 at 16:30

Dr. Mark Elliott

Professorial Fellow, Wycliffe College, Toronto, and Professor of Biblical and Historical
Theology, Highland Theological College/University of the Highlands and Islands

Poster for lecture

TERA (Technology, Ecology, Religion in North America)

November 4, 16:00–17:30

TERA unites a group of seven emerging scholars and artists working in Canada, the US, and the Caribbean. The workshop will include a panel and networking event to bring together scholars and students at School of Religious Studies, and across the University, with an interest in ecology and religion/spirituality

Website; Poster for lecture

Milestones in the Journey of Chinese Christianity

Saturday, November 19 at 14:00

Fr. John Mishen
University of Santo Tomas

Poster for lecture

Dialogues on Hinduism with Arvind Sharma, School of Religious Studies, McGill University

The program, which you are about to watch, consists of a series of videos explaining various aspects of the Hindu tradition. In these videos, a student questions a teacher of Hinduism on various aspects of the tradition and then both of them engage in a sustained discussion about it.

These videos are being released as part of the 75th anniversary celebrations of the School of Religious Studies, on the 2nd of October, to coincide with the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, a great Hindu of our times.

Introduction https://youtu.be/bVmUoJLeTjc
What is Hinduism? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVdCI4cqQBU
When Did Hinduism Begin? https://youtu.be/ncb_zNYQaAA
Who Started Hinduism? https://youtu.be/UKoNq7zwlXY
Idolatry https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WA6Bf3AkJKs
Polytheism - (40) 05 - Polytheism - YouTube
Guru Part 1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgqK9Kixr1o
Guru Part 2 - - https://youtu.be/8m6Y1vxmBF0
Conversion - https://youtu.be/w14L3C9Lb8g

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