Public Lecture Featuring Professor william cavanaugh
The Myth of Religious Violence
Does Religion Cause Violence?
Monday 13 August 2012 | 7:30 - 9:30 pm (Auckland)
Professor William T. Cavanaugh, the 2012 St. John’s Visiting Scholar in Religion at Victoria University of Wellington, will be speaking at Auckland on Monday 13 August.
Professor Cavanaugh is a Senior Research Professor at the Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology, and Professor of Catholic Studies, at DePaul University in Chicago. He completed his PhD in 1996 at Duke University under the supervision of Stanley Hauerwas (famously deemed by Time Magazine in September 2001 as “America’s best theologian”), with a dissertation on “Torture and the Eucharist in Pinochet’s Chile”.
Professor Cavanaugh’s many publications include Torture and Eucharist: Theology, Politics, and the Body of Christ (Blackwell, 1998); Theopolitical Imagination: Discovering the Liturgy as a Political Act in an Age of Global Consumerism (T&T Clark, 2002); Being Consumed: Economics and Christian Desire (Eerdmans, 2008); The Myth of Religious Violence: Secular Ideology and the Roots of Modern Conflict (OUP, 2009); and Migrations of the Holy: Theologies of State and Church (Eerdmans, 2011).
Date, Time and Place (Auckland)
Date: Monday 13 August 2012
Time: 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Place: Laidlaw College, Auckland campus, 80 Central Park Drive, Henderson, Auckland
RSVP: by Wednesday 8 August to Christina Partridge at events/laidlaw.ac.nz or on 09 837 9769.