Webcast: Evolutions of Christian Science in Scholarly Perspective

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Saturday, September 12, 2015, 2:00 p.m. EDT (Eastern Daylight Time, USA)

Listen to an international panel discussion on Christian Science history.*

In late April, scholars from North America and Europe gathered in Antwerp, Belgium, for a conference on “The Evolutions of Christian Science in Scholarly Perspective.”  The Library now welcomes three of the major participants for an online discussion about papers given at the conference and the importance of new scholarship about Christian Science:

  • Gordon Melton is a professor of American Religious History, Baylor University, Waco, Texas. Dr. Melton gave the keynote talk at the conference, “Placing Eddy in the Historical Flow: The Role of the Key to the Scriptures.” In assessing Eddy as a religious thinker, Melton explored the importance of “The Key to the Scriptures,” as a supplement to her text Science and Health.
  • Massimo Introvigne is a professor of Sociology of Religion, Pontifical Salesian University, Torino Italy, and Managing Director of the Center for the Study of New Religions (CESNUR). Dr. Introvigne chaired the conference and presented on “The Christian Scientist as Artist: From Violet Oakley to Joseph Cornell.”  Introvigne delved into the influence of Christian Science on a range of celebrated 20th-century artists.
  • Shirley Paulson is a doctoral candidate at the University of Birmingham, England.  Her paper on “Christian Science and its Christian Origin” explored the traditional Christian roots of Christian Science.

Jonathon Eder, the Library’s Programs Manager, and Mike Hamilton, Executive Director, will host this discussion.

*Cette conférence-débat, sous forme audio, se déroulera en anglais ; toutefois, comme le colloque en Belgique était bilingue (anglais et français), les auditeurs pourront adresser des questions et des commentaires en français, lesquels seront traduits en anglais dans le cadre de cette présentation. Veuillez remplir le formulaire ci-dessous.

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