Religion Across Disciplines

A new initiative of the Graduate Division of Religion, the Laney Colloquium in Religion seeks to foster interdisciplinary conversation, teaching and research on issues that span the breadth of the GDR and connect deeply with other centers of inquiry across Emory University.

Every two years the Laney Colloquium will take on a particular theme that cuts across theoretical, methodological, and disciplinary divides in the study of religion. The current theme is Global Religious Circuits. Look to the right to see what we have in store for this semester.

The Laney Colloquium is sponsored by the Laney Graduate School and Candler School of Theology

Upcoming Events

"Narrative and Ethics": A Lunchtime Conversation with Authors
Karen Scheib, Marie Marquardt, and Eric Reinders
October 4, 2016
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
RARB S17 - Candler School of Theology Bldg.

Karen Scheib is Associate Professor of Pastoral Care in Candler School of Theology whose recent book, Pastoral Care: Telling the Stories of Our Lives (2016), reconceives pastoral care as a narrative, ecclesial, theological practice (NET).

Marie Marquardt is a Scholar-in-Residence in Candler School of Theology, author of young adult fiction, and immigration advocate whose upcoming novel, The Radius of Us, charts the transnational odyssey of Guatemalan teenager, Phoenix Flores.

Eric Reinders is Associate Professor of Chinese religion in Emory's Department of Religion. His upcoming book, The Moral Narratives of Hayao Miyazaki, examines some of the religious, ethical, and philosophical implications in the film narratives of Japan's greatest animation director.

Light refreshments will be served. Feel free to bring your lunch. Contact Marianne Florian for more information or to rsvp.

Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Visit
Geshe Da'dul Namgyal
September 27, 2016
11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Carlos Museum, 3rd Floor Exhibition Hall

The Laney Colloquium in Religion invites you to visit "Doorway to an Enlightened World" the Tibetan Buddhist Shrine from the Alice S. Kandell Collection, which is on exhibit in Emory's Michael C. Carlos Museum until November 27th. Our speaker and guide will be Geshe Da'dul Namgyal. Geshe Da'dul is a Tibetan Buddhist monk. He received his Geshe Lharam, the highest scholastic degree in Tibetan Buddhism, from Drepung Loseling Monastery in 1993. He now works for the Emory-Tibet Science Initiative a translator of scientific texts from English into Tibetan. In addition he is a spiritual teacher at Drepung Loseling Monastery in Atlanta.

Local Atlanta Shrines
Thee Smith and Gary Laderman
September 24, 2016
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

This event is hosted by the Laney Colloquium in Religion. We will visit the Shrine of the Lost Cause at Oakland Cemetery, led by Prof. Gary Laderman, and the Shrine of the Black Madonna, led by Prof. Thee Smith. We will end with lunch and a rich conversation. It’s a great opportunity to meet students and faculty from different areas of the GDR, and to explore an interesting topic in religion.

Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Visit
Sarah McClintock
September 13, 2016

In partnership with the GDR’s first year colloquy, Dr. Sara McClintock of the Religion Department will lead first year graduate students on a tour of the Carlos Museum’s exhibit, “Doorway to an Enlightened World: The Tibetan Shrine from the Alice S. Kandell Collection.”