American Lectures in the History of Religions

American Lectures in the History of Religions

Catherine L. Albanese
J. F. Rowny Professor Emerita
University of California, Santa Barbara

In an American Kaleidoscope: Revisiting Two Centuries of American Religious History

Sponsored by the American Academy of Religion,
Agnes Scott College, Emory University, Georgia State University,
Mercer University, and Spelman College 

The lectures will be held April 7–11, 2014, at local institutions in the Atlanta metro area.


The Smell of Spirit: What Caused the Great Awakening and Was There One Anyway?
Monday, April 7, 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
Agnes Scott College: Luchsinger Lounge, Alston Campus Center

The Religions of the American Revolution and Why They Matter
Tuesday, April 8, 4:00 pm-5:30 pm
Spelman College: Ennis Cosby Reading Room, Cosby Academic Center

When Is God’s Time? Watching the Religious Clock in Antebellum America
Wednesday, April 9, 3:30 pm-5:00 pm
Mercer University: Atlanta Campus, Trustees Dining Room

Hiding in Plain View: The New Nineteenth-Century Religious Woman 
Thursday, April 10, 4:00 pm-5:30 pm
Emory University: Psychology and Interdisciplinary Sciences Building, Room 290

From Methodism to Mind Cure: The Evangelical Origins of New Thought
Friday, April 11, 3:30 pm-5:00 pm
Georgia State University: 8th Floor Arena, SunTrust Building, 25 Park Place

A reception will follow this fifth lecture at Georgia State University, from 5:00-7:00 pm, and is intended to celebrate the conclusion of this exciting week-long event. All participating students, faculty and friends are warmly invited to attend.

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