Vanderbilt University Divinity School announces the 2021 Mafoi Carlisle Bogitsh Lecture
to be delivered by
Joerg Rieger, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of Theology, Cal Turner Chancellor’s Chair of Wesleyan Studies, and Director of the Wendland-Cook Program in Religion and Justice, Vanderbilt University
February 25, 2021
4:00 p.m. CT
Beyond Dialogue: Revisiting Interreligious Engagement, Truth, and Power
In the twenty-first century, interreligious dialogue and encounter is no longer optional. But how can interreligious engagements be productive in the midst of the tensions that mark our age, where might tends to make right? New challenges and possibilities emerge when dominant notions of truth and power are reconsidered.
Joerg Rieger is Distinguished Professor of Theology, Cal Turner Chancellor’s Chair of Wesleyan Studies, and the Founding Director of the Wendland-Cook Program in Religion and Justice at Vanderbilt University. Author and editor of 24 books and over 160 academic articles, his most recent books include Jesus vs. Caesar: For People Tired of Serving the Wrong God (2018), and No Religion but Social Religion: Liberating Wesleyan Theology (2018). His works have been translated into Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Croatian, German, Malayalam, Korean, and Chinese.