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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

Ray L. Hart Bequest Celebration

Concert and Champagne Toast

Friday, May 19, 2023 at 16:30

Poster for event

Metaphysics and Religion: Inaugural Conference of the Canadian Society for Philosophy of Religion/Société canadienne de philosophie de la religion

May 20-21, 2023

Poster for conference

The Reception of German Mysticism in Early Modern England

Third International Conference sponsored by the The Cambridge Centre for the Study of Platonism and the McGill School of Religious Studies

May 24-26, 2023

Click this link for poster of conference

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 - click this link for the video
What is Hinduism?
When Did Hinduism Begin?
Who Started Hinduism?
Polytheism (40) 05 - Polytheism - YouTube
Guru Part 1
Guru Part 2
Bhagavad Gita
Hinduism and History
Textual Profusion
Is Hinduism Fiction?
Idolatry Part 2
Polytheism Part 2
Polytheism Part 2
Hindu Pluralism
Search for Truth
Science and Hinduism
Hindu Trinity
Questions About Rama
Hindu Ethics
Is the Ramayana Real?
The Rational, the Irrational and the Non-Rational
Philosophy and Poverty
Hinduism and Buddhism
Reason and Revelation In Hinduism
Can Religion Be A Force for Good?
Metaphysical and Everyday Illusions
Wisdom and Compassion
India and Hinduism Part 1
India and Hinduism Part 2
India and Hinduism Part 3
Hinduism as Santana
Scriptures, Their Discoveries and Transmission
Karma as Beginningless
Is God In Hinduism Omnipotent?
Conversion to Hinduism
Hindus Without Hinduism
God and Karma
Human Rights In Hinduism
Strange Practices in Hinduism
The Denunciation of Women
Miracles and Magic
Relative and Ultimate Truth

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