Religious Studies

L. J. Kutten Lecture Series

Each year the department sponsors L. J. Kutten lectureship, which brings to campus major scholars working in the area of religious studies, particularly outside traditional Western religious traditions.

2012: Joseph Lelyveld: Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle with India
2012: Sheldon Pollock: Does the Past Have a Future: ON the Fate of Classical Culture
2011: Vali Nasr: The Coming Revolution in the Muslim World
2010: Mark Juergensmeyer, Terror in the Mind of God: Religion, Violence, and Steps to Peace and Reconciliation in South Asia
2009: David White: Yoga Before the Yoga Sutras, Or What Does Sitting Cross-legged Have To Do With the History of Yoga
2008: Ian Whicher: The Challenge of Yoga: Enlightened Engagement in Patanjali’s Yoga-Sutra
2007: Tim Ward: Savage Beast: One Man’s Search for the Goddess
2006: Salman Rushdie: Step Across This Line
2006: Reza Aslan, The Future of Islam: Toward the Islamic Reformation
2005: Roger Ames, Confucianism and A-Theistic Righteousness
2004: Kathleen Norris: Spiritual Practice and Social Justice
2003: Daniel Godlhagen: The Vatican, and the Holocaust
2002: David Edwards, The Arab Jihad in Afghanistan: Pictures from an Occupation
2001: Christopher Chapple: The Great Elements of Continuity of Life: Ecology in Hinduism and Jainism
2000: Anne Klein: Tibetan Images of Enlightenment: Practice and Theory on the Plateau
1999: Tazim Kassam: The Perils and Promise of Identity: Transformations of a Muslim Minority