History and Religion

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Convener: Brad Gregory

Members:

Gerhard Böwering, Yale University; Rachel Fulton, University of Chicago; Robert Gimello, University of Notre Dame; Sarah Gordon, University of Pennsylvania; Brad Gregory, University of Notre Dame (Convener); Ulrich Lehner, Marquette University; John McCormack, University of Notre Dame (Graduate Student); Candida Moss, University of Notre Dame; Mark Noll, University of Notre Dame; Laura Rominger Porter, University of Notre Dame (Graduate Student); Lamin Sanneh, Yale University; Jonathan Sarna, Brandeis University

 

Three Questions to Consider

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1. What are the tensions that historians encounter in approaching the study of religion and religious aspects of change over time?

2. What are our obligations as teachers of history to engage students in the changing religious dimensions of human existence?

3. How does a historical perspective illuminate the conceptualization of religion across societies and cultures, and how does a religious perspective illuminate the conceptualization of history across societies and cultures?