2017 Harvard Varsity Club Annual Meeting
Notice is hereby given that the Annual Meeting of the Members of the Harvard Varsity Club, Inc. will be held on Thursday, November 9, 2017, at 5:15 PM in the Murr Center - Third Floor Lounge. This event is complimentary for all Lifetime and active HVC members.
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Guest speaker: Jonathan L. Walton
Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church
Professor of Religion and Society
Social ethicist and scholar of American religions Jonathan L. Walton joined the faculty of Harvard Divinity School in July 2010 and was appointed Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church beginning July 2012. Formerly an assistant professor of religious studies at the University of California, Riverside, Walton earned his PhD in religion and society from Princeton Theological Seminary. He also holds a master of divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary as well as a BA in political science from Morehouse College in Atlanta.
His research addresses the intersections of religion, politics, and media culture. Drawing on British cultural studies, Walton explores the interrelationship between the media used by Christian evangelists and the theologies thereby conveyed. He argues for forms of theological innovation within the productions of religious broadcasting that are enabled—perhaps even generated—by the media that evangelists use, and he asks what the implications are for the study of evangelical Christianity when one attends to these particular forms of religious and theological performance. His first book, Watch This! The Ethics and Aesthetics of Black Televangelism (NYU Press, 2009), is an important intervention into the study of American religion, as it disrupts commonly held assumptions that associate evangelical broadcasting with white, conservative evangelical communities.
Professor Walton has also published widely in scholarly journals such asReligion and American Culture: A Journal of Interpretation and Pneuma: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies. His current research interests include the development of neo-Pentecostalism in the postwar era and the cultural impact of the prosperity gospel movement in varying global contexts.
Thursday, November 9, 2016
Reception 5:15 PM
Annual Meeting 5:30 – 7:30 PM
10:15AM - 12:15PM Thu 9 Nov 2017 ( Timezone: Eastern )
Murr Center, Third Floor Lounge
65 N. Harvard St.
Boston, MA 02163
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