Articles: Tag: Religious Studies

Olson Contributes Essay to Groundbreaking Book That Compares Indian and Chinese Thought

Professor of Religious Studies Carl Olson’s essay “The Ludic Quality of Life: A Comparison of the Caitanya Caritamrta and the Zhuangzi” has been published in Brahman and Dao: Comparative Studies of Indian and Chinese Philosophy and Religion (edited by Ithamar Theodor and Zhihua Yao and published by Rowman & Littlefield.) This is the first book to compare

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Religious Studies’ Olson Featured as BBC Panelist on Radio Program

On May 14, 2013, Professor of Religious Studies Carl Olson was a panelist for the BBC radio program “Beyond Belief,” on the topic of celibacy. The producer of the program discovered him through his book on celibacy, published by Oxford University Press. “Beyond Belief” attracts more than a million listeners each week At the Conference on the Study

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Carl Olson Publishes Thoughts on Violence, Works on Religious Studies Textbook

Professor of Religious Studies Carl Olson’s essay “Technology, Violence, and Nonviolence: A Gandhian Response to Heidegger and Derrida” appears in Classical and Contemporary Issues in Indian Studies: Essays in Honour of Trichur S. Rukmani, edited by P. Pratap Kumar and Jonathan Duquette (New Delhi: DK Printword, 2013): 360-377. The book represents a Festschrift for a

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Linda DeMeritt and Jane Ellen Nickell Describe “Allegheny Gateway”

Provost and Dean of the College Linda DeMeritt, ACE Fellow Lisa Henderson, and Chaplain Jane Ellen Nickell presented “A Gateway to Community, Cultures, and Careers” in March at the second national conference of the Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE), a network of 183 schools that provides resources for students to explore careers. NETVUE

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Postmodernism in Religious Studies Examined in Olson’s New Book

Oxford University Press has published the latest book by Professor of Religious Studies Carl Olson, The Allure of Decadent Thinking: Religious Studies and the Challenge of Postmodernism. The book is essentially about the use of postmodern philosophy as a tool for interpreting religious phenomena and the pros and cons for doing so. The chapters examine

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