Event Detail

Thu Oct 2, 2008
Toll Room, Alumni House, 4:10–6 PM
Foerster Lectures on the Immortality of the Soul
Talal Asad (CUNY Graduate Center)
Thinking about Religion, Belief, and Politics

Professor Asad will discuss the attempts by anthropologists and others to define religion, the shifting place of “belief” in that endeavor, and some of its implications for politics. He’ll stress the need to extend the study of the senses (rather than beliefs) in the formation of religious and secular attitudes.