Brown Bag Lunch Discussion Series
Scriptures are in different respects and to different degrees embedded within most historical and contemporary social orders. Comprehending any society must include fathoming what it understands as its scriptures and how these scriptures work in the society.
The Brown Bag Lunch Discussion Series brings together graduate students and faculty from various disciplines to discuss topics and issues related to the invention and engagement of scriptures in society and culture. The sessions take place on selected Thursdays from 12:00 to 1:00 at the ISS, located at 1017 North Dartmouth on the CGU Campus. All are welcome.
Past Brown Bag discussions are accessible on the left column
Fall 2012 Schedule
Armand Mauss, Sociology Professor Emeritus, Washington State University
“Founder Biographies as a Form of Scripture: The Case of Joseph Smith, the Mormon Prophet”
Book Review Forum: Vincent L. Wimbush, White Men's Magic: Scripturalization as Slavery (Oxford University Press, 2012)
Panelists: Ronne Hartfield, Robert Hill, Tat-siong Benny Liew, Valorie Thomas, Charles H. Long
Robert Mason, Ph.D. Candidate, Religion, Claremont Graduate University
"The Batman: Modern Ascetic Hero?"