L E H I G H VA L L E Y, PA PERMIT NO. 308 O R G A N I Z AT I O N U . S . P O S TA G E NON-PROFIT PA I D THE JACK AND LEWIS RUDIN L ECTURES AT A UB U R N T H EO LOGI CA L S E M I N A R Y IN NEW YORK CITY T H U R S D AY, O C T O B E R 15 , 2 0 0 9 W I LL I A M T. CA VA N A UG H THE MYTH OF RELIGIOUS VIOLENCE SECULAR IDEOLOGY AND THE ROOTS O F M O D ER N C ON F L I C T NEW YORK, NY THEOLOGICAL B R O A D WAY S E M I N A RY AUBURN STREET 3041 121ST 10027 AT THE JACK AND LEWIS RUDIN LECTURES AT AUBURN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY ABOUT WILLIAM T. CAVANAUGH The Jack and Lewis Rudin Lectures at Auburn Seminary provide support for a major ﬁgure in religion or a related ﬁeld to present lectures on a topic of importance for the life of faith in today’s world. The Lectures are underwritten by the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc. PREVIOUS LECTURERS INCLUDE Cory A. Booker, Stephen J. Dubner, Diana L. Eck, Farid Esack, Noah Feldman, Stephen J. Gould, Melissa Harris-Lacewell, Elizabeth A. Johnson, James Kugel, Amy-Jill Levine, Gustav Niebuhr, Kathleen Norris, Reynolds Price, David Rosen, George Rupp, Jonathan Sacks, Sen. Paul Simon, Brian Swimme and Shibley Telhami. THE MYTH OF RELIGIOUS VIOLENCE: SECULAR IDEOLOGY AND THE ROOTS OF MODERN CONFLICT THURSDAY, OCTOBER , AT : PM JAMES CHAPEL, BROADWAY AT ST STREET William T. Cavanaugh is Associate Professor of Theology at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. An expert in the ﬁelds of social ethics and political theology, Dr. Cavanaugh has published widely on such topics as torture, globalization, and the economy. He is the author of Torture and Eucharist: Theology, Politics, and the Body of Christ and Being Consumed: Economics and Christian Desire, among other works. Dr. Cavanaugh’s forthcoming volume, The Myth of Religious Violence: Secular Ideology and the Roots of Modern Conﬂict, challenges the conventional wisdom that would make a linear connection between religion and the promotion of violence. Instead, by examining how the twin categories of ‘religion’ and the ‘secular’ are constructed, Dr. Cavanaugh offers a nuanced reﬂection on the complex role modern structures of political power play in promoting and legitimating conﬂict. A masterful thinker with a deep historical understanding, Dr. Cavanaugh is one of the most dynamic and innovative Catholic theologians on the scene today. WILLIAM T. CAVANAUGH ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF THEOLOGY CENTER FOR CATHOLIC STUDIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ST. THOMAS ABOUT AUBURN Founded in to train The lecture is open to the public and will be held in James Chapel. Seating is limited. FOR INFORMATION CALL: 212-662-4315 Presbyterian ministers, today this nationally recognized theological center provides innovative educational programs that are often multifaith. Through education and research, Auburn prepares leaders—clergy and laity— to meet the challenges of religious and public life. Auburn shares Union Theological Seminary’s campus in New York City.
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