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Feb
2
Sat
Ingie Hovland – “How Did Christian Women Gain a Voice: the Mission Feminists in Norway around 1900”
Feb 2 @ 7:00 pm
Ingie Hovland - "How Did Christian Women Gain a Voice: the Mission Feminists in Norway around 1900" @ TBD

Ingie Hovland is a lecturer with a joint appointment in the department of religion and the African Studies Institute at UGA. Her talk is part of Religion and the Common Good, a seminar organized by Robert L. Foster of the department of religion and Joshua Patterson of the Institute of Higher Education. The seminar explores how religious communities reach beyond the bounds of their own community to benefit people of other faiths or of no particular faith. This interdisciplinary initiative builds on existing networks between faculty, students, community members, and other professionals with research, teaching, and service interests in religion’s contribution to the common good.

Mar
26
Tue
Keon M. McGuire – “Religious Afterlife: Race, Gender, and Religion among Black Undergraduates”
Mar 26 @ 7:00 pm
Keon M. McGuire - "Religious Afterlife: Race, Gender, and Religion among Black Undergraduates" @ TBD

Keon M. McGuire is an assistant professor of higher and postsecondary education in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College and a faculty affiliate with the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University. His talk is part of Religion and the Common Good, a seminar organized by Robert L. Foster of the department of religion and Joshua Patterson of the Institute of Higher Education. The seminar explores how religious communities reach beyond the bounds of their own community to benefit people of other faiths or of no particular faith. This interdisciplinary initiative builds on existing networks between faculty, students, community members, and other professionals with research, teaching, and service interests in religion’s contribution to the common good.

Mar
29
Fri
Julia Annas – Lecture
Mar 29 @ 3:30 pm
Julia Annas - Lecture @ Peabody Hall, Room 115

Julia Annas is one of most important and influential scholars of ancient philosophy. Many of her books (at least 14 to date) and articles (more than 100) have been translated into multiple languages and are very widely cited. She was the founding editor of the important journal, Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy. After graduating from Oxford, she did her PhD with G.E.L. Owen at Harvard. Her dissertation, a close study of Aristotle’s Metaphysics, Books M and N, became her first book. Much of her subsequent work has centered on ethics, particularly on Plato’s ethics. She argues that, like Aristotle, Plato advances a character ethics. That means that ethics is dependent not on rules and maxims, but on cultivating the moral skills that allow one to act well. She has made Plato’s ethics not just relevant to contemporary moral philosophy, but a significant alternative to other contemporary accounts of morality. Despite its intellectual power, her work is usually very accessible to a wide audience.