Tag Archives: Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life

Learning How to Hope

Hope is especially difficult to maintain in politically contentious times. In her talk on Oct. 9, philosopher of education Sarah Stitzlein will talk about what hope is, why it matters to democracy, and how it can be taught—all topics of … Continue reading

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At the Boisi Center: The Power of Sports

The Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life will host a luncheon colloquium featuring Boston College Associate Professor of Communication Michael Serazio who will talk about his new book, The Power of Sports: Media and Spectacle in American Culture. … Continue reading

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Religion in the White House

Kenneth L. Woodward, who was the religion editor at Newsweek magazine for nearly 40 years, will present the 2nd Annual Wolfe Lecture on Religion and American Politics on Mar. 14 in Gasson Hall, room 305, beginning at 6 p.m. In … Continue reading

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The Challenge of “Us” in Ecological Times

Theologian Elizabeth A. Johnson, C.S.J., a professor emerita at Fordham University, will present the 18th Annual Prophetic Voices Lecture on Feb. 28 at 5:30 p.m. in Fulton Hall, room 511. In her talk, titled “The Challenge of ‘Us’ in Ecological Times,” … Continue reading

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What would President Niebuhr do?

R. Ward Holder and Peter Josephson, both from St. Anselm’s College, will discuss their new book, Reinhold Niebuhr in Theory and Practice: Christian Realism and Democracy in America in the Twenty-First Century on Feb. 13 at noon at an event hosted … Continue reading

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The Politics of Petulance

In his latest book, Boston College Professor Emeritus of Political Science Alan Wolfe states that the nation is in an age of political immaturity. He calls on public intellectuals to step up today to challenge the president and demagoguery, similar to … Continue reading

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Canonization in America

Canonization may be fundamentally about holiness, but it is never only about holiness.  In the U.S., it was often about the ways in which Catholics defined, defended, and celebrated their identities as Americans. On Oct. 11, Kathleen Sprows Cummings, director … Continue reading

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