Westar Institute invites members and the general public into conversation with Westar scholars of religion throughout the year. Online and in-person events provide opportunities for people from diverse backgrounds and interests to discuss questions that matter. (See Westar Program Descriptions)
Praxis Forum Event
An important discussion on race, scholarship, and ministry today.
Free Registration and Details
Discovering Radical Theology
An evening with John D. Caputo
August 27, 7:30 - 9:00 EST
Join in an interview with John D. Caputo and moderator Terrance Dean, a Westar Think Tank Analyst. Dr. Caputo will review the meaning and importance of radical theology today. Enjoy this groundbreaking discussion involving the weakness of God and the folly of the kingdom of God.
Registration $20.00 USD
The Jesus Seminar at 35
Brandon Scott and Lane McGaughy
Online Event September 15 and 16
Jesus: Ascension or Resurrection?
Online Event September 30
(Seminar papers available here)
Mini-Seminar on the Clobber Passages
--Sex or Sexuality Revisited: Leviticus 18-20 (Tamar Kamionkowski)
--Johnathan’s Love for David: Ambiguity as Liberation (Dirk von der Horst)
--Do Not Neglect to Show Hospitality (Michael Carden)
--Marriage, Disposable spouses, and the Gender Binary in Mark 10:1-12 and Matthew 19:3-12 (Susan M. (Elli) Elliott)
--Malakoi and Arsenokoitai (Perry Kea)
--Romans 1 (Art Dewey)
From God to the Future
Sarah Morice Brubaker and Jordan Miller reflect on the most important theological implications of the seminar’s critical exploration of the varieties of post-theistic conceptions of God.
Saving God from Religion
Robin Meyers, who appears in the critically acclaimed documentary "American Heretics," has published "Saving God from Religion," a major new book that is directly pertinent to the spirit and ideas of the God Seminar.
Natalie Perkins of the Praxis Forum guides Meyers through a discussion of the book.
SESSION 1 of 4
--Becoming a People of the Book (Jason BeDuhn)
--Some Observations on the Evolution and Politics of Roman Imperial Canons (Chris Shea)
SESSION 2 of 4
--Scripture and Resistance Hybridity: Without Canon (Hal Taussig)
--Gathered around Absence (Erin Vearncombe)
SESSION 3 of 4
--If Not Christians, What? (Brandon Scott, Hal Taussig, and Erin Vearncombe)
SESSION 4 of 4
--Public Working Session: Christianity Seminar Phase II
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