Time and Date: Tuesday 2 March 8:00AM China Time (7:00PM EST)
Zoom ID : 451 154 2347
About the speaker:
Kathryn Lofton is the Lex Hixon Professor of Religious Studies and American Studies, Professor of History and Divinity, and Dean of the Humanities at Yale University. She is the author of Oprah: The Goaspel of an Icon (2011) and Consuming Religion (2017). The online version of the book can be found on Duke Library: https://find.library.duke.edu/catalog/DUKE009692522?utm_campaign=bento&utm_content=bento_result_link&utm_source=library.duke.edu&utm_medium=referral
About Urban Religion Reading Group:
Urban religion reading group is a reading group on the theme of “Religions and Cities” broadly conceived. In recent years, with the rapid urbanization processes, increasing academic interests have been turned to religious groups, organizations, sites and practices in the city. This reading group would serve as a portal through which faculty and students alike can engage in direct conversation and exchange with the most current scholarship on religions and cities. In the Spring 2021 semester, four reading group discussions would be held. People will read one book for each discussion, and the author of that book would be invited to join the live discussion.
In the discussion, the chair will first introduce the author and the book briefly and ask the author about the background and the origin of the book, then the floor will be open for discussion. Everyone is welcome to prepare a set of questions or comments for people to discuss. While it would be helpful to read the book before this discussion, everyone who is interested in the topic is welcome to join no matter if you have read the book.