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Word of God lecture series – Arindam Chakrabarti

February 27, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Arindam Chakrabarti, University of Hawai’i
“Moral Epistemic Authority With or Without God: The Meaning of an Imperative Sentence (Vidhi-vAkya), Nyaya versus Miimamsa”
with Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak as Chair
Friday, February 27, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Schermerhorn Extension, Room 754

What does it mean for something to be ‘the word of God?’ What are the origins, forms, and functions of this concept? This seminar series will investigate what it means within the traditions of Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, and Hinduism, with a variety of scholars and thinkers.

Please note that Professor Chakrabarti will be speaking at 10:00am, in Schermerhorn Extension, room 754.  This series is free and open to all.  No registration is required, but space is limited.

Other talks in the Word of God Series include:

Wednesday, February 4
Knox Hall, Room 509
Gil Anidjar, Columbia University
“The Word of God”

Friday, February 13
80 Claremont, Room 101
Wael Hallaq, Columbia University
“God’s Word: Between the Intentional and the Political”

Friday, February 27, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Schermerhorn Hall, Room 754
Arindam Chakrabarti, University of Hawai’i
“Moral Epistemic Authority With or Without God: The Meaning of an Imperative Sentence (Vidhi-vAkya), Nyaya versus Miimamsa”
with Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak as Chair

Friday, March 6
Knox Hall, Room 509
Souleymane Bachir Diagne, Columbia University
“The Word of God in Translation”

Wednesday, March 11
Schermerhorn Hall Extension, Room 754
Hamid Dabashi, Columbia University
“Can a Monotheist God be Multilingual?”

Wednesday, March 25
Knox Hall, Room 509
Lawrence McCrea, Cornell University
“Does God have free will?: Hermeneutics and Theology in Medieval South India”

Wednesday, April 8
Hossein Kamaly, Barnard College

Wednesday, April 15
Knox Hall, Room 509
Shaul Magid, Indiana University
“The Word of God Is No Word at All”

Friday, April 17
Knox Hall, Room 509
Charles Hallisey, Harvard University
“Learning the Word of God from Reading the Word of the Buddha”

Wednesday, April 29
Knox Hall, Room 509
Parimal Patil, Harvard University

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Date:
February 27, 2015
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Venue

Knox Hall, Room 509
606 West 122nd St
New York, NY 10027 United States
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