Christopher Wright will share selections from Great Courses, as part of the Classics in Religion series. This group is open to all and meets Mondays (11 a.m. to Noon) at the Penn Yan Public Library, 214 Main St. Penn Yan.
Religion and Violence
presented by Dr. Christopher Wright
Each of these programs will include a half-hour video presentation by Dr. Jason Bivins, Professor of Religious Studies at North Carolina State University, after which discussion of the issue is encouraged.
Religion and Violence Against Women, December 16
Throughout human history, women have been framed in narrative, symbolism, and religious allegory in ways that determine their social roles and possibilities. This lecture looks at how religions demand violent practices from women, and how gender is a central theme in the interpretation of certain religions.
In the earlier session:
Racial Violence and Religion, November 4
In this session, Dr. Bivins talks about two distinctly American and yet very different expressions of racial religion: the Nation of Islam and white supremacist Christianity.
Dr. Christopher Wright is a photographer and scholar in histories of religion and