Mondays at 4:30pm
ISM Great Hall
409 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT
Refreshments for mind, body, and spirit will be served. Free and
open to the public.
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November 10, 2008
I Hate, I Despise Your Festivals: Christian Worship and the Divine Polemic
Matthew Myer Boulton is an Assistant Professor of Ministry Studies, Harvard Divinity School. In his teaching and research, he explores ways in which Christian worship founds and forms Christian life. This exploration draws together his interests in the history and practices of Christian liturgy; theology and public life; biblical interpretation and proclamation; and the performing arts, including theater, music, and film. He has published on Reformed liturgical theology in dialogue with social science, Christian lamentation in dialogue with biblical studies, and is the author of God Against Religion: Rethinking Christian Theology Through Worship (Eerdmans, 2008) and a co-editor and contributor to the volume Doing Justice to Mercy: Religion, Law, and Criminal Justice (University of Virginia Press, 2007). He is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
December 1, 2008
Anamnesis and the Eucharist in contemporary Anglican theology
Julie Gittoes is the Vicar of All Saints', Hampton (UK)
February 2, 2009
Silent Music: The Study of the Old Hispanic Liturgy in Eighteenth-Century Spain
Susan Boynton is Associate Professor of Historical Musicology at Columbia University, has published on medieval liturgy, chant, monasticism, liturgical drama, female singers, and troubadour song. She is the author of Shaping a Monastic Identity: Liturgy and History at the Imperial Abbey of Farfa, 1000-1125 (Cornell University Press, 2006), which won the Lewis Lockwood Award of the American Musicological Society. She has coedited Musical Childhoods and the Cultures of Youth with Roe-Min Kok (Wesleyan University Press, 2006); From Dead of Night to End of Day: The Medieval Customs of Cluny with Isabelle Cochelin (Brepols, 2005); and Young Choristers, 650-1700 with Eric Rice (Boydell and Brewer, 2008). Her current book in progress, Silent Music: Echoes of Medieval Ritual and the Construction of History focuses on the study of Iberian liturgical manuscripts in eighteenth-century Spain.
March 2, 2009 -- EVENT CANCELLED --
Animals Return to the Sanctuary
Dr. Laura Hobgood-Oster holds the Elizabeth Root Paden Chair in Religion. Her teaching and research focus on the History of Christianity, Religion and Ecology, Animals and Religion, Ecofeminism and Women in the Christian Tradition. She also teaches in the Environmental Studies program.
Dr. Hobgood-Oster offers the following courses: Introduction to the Christian Tradition; Religion and Ecology; Heretics; Animals and Religion; Women and Religion; Upper-level Seminars in the Christian Tradition.
After receiving the M.Div. degree from Vanderbilt University and the Ph.D. degree from Saint Louis University, Dr. Hobgood-Oster taught for two years at California State University, Chico. She joined the faculty of Southwestern University in the fall of 1998. Laura lives with her husband, Jack, and their two canine buddies, Codi and Cezar.