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CALL FOR PAPERS – RHA Stream for the 2018 Conference of the Australian Historical Association

Posted by on November 23, 2017 in Conferences, News | Comments Off on CALL FOR PAPERS – RHA Stream for the 2018 Conference of the Australian Historical Association

CALL FOR PAPERS – RHA Stream for the 2018 Conference of the Australian Historical Association

Sensory Cultures and the Communication of Belief Canberra :  3 July 2018   Religious History Association (in association with the Australian Historical Association Conference 2-6 July 2018)   The Religious History Association invites presentations that explore the material and sensory dimensions of the communication of belief. Our knowledge of devotional practices and rituals, and of beliefs and attitudes, can be enriched by exploring the material and sensory heritage through which religions are interpreted, expressed and...

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Book Release by Nicholas Griffiths – Sacred Dialogues: Christianity and Native Religions in the Colonial Americas 1492-1700 – revised

Posted by on November 20, 2017 in Members/Contributors News & Posts, News | Comments Off on Book Release by Nicholas Griffiths – Sacred Dialogues: Christianity and Native Religions in the Colonial Americas 1492-1700 – revised

Book Release by Nicholas Griffiths – Sacred Dialogues: Christianity and Native Religions in the Colonial Americas 1492-1700 – revised

Second Revised and Fully Updated Edition 2017 of: Sacred Dialogues: Christianity and Native Religions in the Colonial Americas 1492-1700  by Nicholas Griffiths A Spanish conquistador who posed as a sorcerer and cured native Americans as he trekked across an unknown wilderness; a French Jesuit who conjured rain clouds in order to impress his indigenous flock with the potency of Christian magic; a Puritan minister who healed a native chief in order to win him for God; a Mexican noble who was burned at the stake for resisting the gentle...

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Luther and Dreams : Public Lecture, 4 December 2017

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Luther and Dreams  : Public Lecture, 4 December 2017

Public Lecture: Professor Lyndal Roper, Luther and Dreams, 4 December  Luther regularly labelled superstition, Catholic dogma, and the beliefs of the Turks and the Jews, as ‘dreams’. ‘Lauter somnia’, pure dreams, was one of his favourite insults, and he liked nothing better than to debunk them. Yet Luther was also fascinated by signs and portents, and though he often joked about dreams, he too noted important dreams. Dreams also happened to be recorded at key turning points of the Reformation, and they give rare insight into Luther’s deepest...

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