Thursday, July 28, 2016

Launch of the Embodied Religion research theme

The Embodied Religion launch event

On 16 June 2016, SIIBS welcomed visiting scholar Dr Shayna Sheinfeld (Centre College, Kentucky) to speak at the launch of Embodied Religion. The Embodied Religion research theme is led by Dr Meredith J C Warren and supports inquiry into how religion is experienced through and advertised on the body.

Dr Sheinfeld spoke to a sold-out crowd. Her talk, entitled "Seeking Salvation: What the Bible and the Hunger Games Have in Common," explored the theme of self-sacrifice in Young Adult literature and ancient Jewish apocalypses, the texts that at the root of western society's preoccupation with the end of the world.
This sounds like an exciting project. Both Dr. Warren and Dr. Sheinfeld were present at the recent Enoch Seminar in Camaldoli. More of Dr. Warren's work was also noted here and more of Dr. Sheinfeld's work was noted here and here.