May 13, 2010 | 12:00-2:00 PM | Free & Open to the Public
J. Baskin Engineering, Room 372, UC Santa Cruz
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Courtney Bender, Associate Professor of Religion at Columbia University, will engage in a public dialogue with Professor Nathaniel Deutsch on her new book The New Metaphysicals: Spirituality and the American Religious Imagination.
Professor Bender her Ph.D. in Sociology from Princeton University and her B.A. from Swarthmore College. She specializes in contemporary American religion and the social scientific study of religion. She is author of The New Metaphysicals: Spirituality and the American Religious Imagination (Chicago 2010), Heaven’s Kitchen: Practicing Religion at God’s Love We Deliver (Chicago 2003), and co-editor with Pamela Klassen of the forthcoming volume After Pluralism (Columbia 2010).
The event is sponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies. Support provided by the David B. Gold Foundation. Staff support provided by the Institute for Humanities Research.