The global reach of religion
Religion and globalization,
two forces that the world is acutely aware of these days, will
be the theme of the third annual Fall Lecture in Culture and Social
Theory Nov. 8 and its accompanying panel discussion the following
L. Berger, an internationally recognized sociologist who is director
of the Institute for the Study of Economic Culture at Boston University,
will give the talk Nov. 8 at 5:30 p.m. in Minor Hall Auditorium.
His address will focus on the rise of powerful religious movements
with global reach and influence, both in the West and outside
it. Berger is the author of many books on sociological theory,
the sociology of religion and Third World development. He recently
directed a 10-nation comparative study of cultural globalization
thsat will be published by Oxford University Press in 2002.
follow-up discussion will be held Nov. 9 at 10 a.m. in the Newcomb
Hall Commonwealth Room. The panel will include two other guests,
sociologist George Thomas of Arizona State University and anthropologist
Tulasi Srinivas, also from Boston.
events are sponsored by U.Va.s Center
on Religion and Democracy and Institute
for Advanced Studies in Culture.