Wednesday, September 27, 2006

 

Evolution of Religion: 2007 Hawaii Conference (Upcoming Event)

An invitation to attend the 2007 Hawaii Conference: "You would be most welcome at the International Conference on the Evolution of Religion. The conference will be held at the Makaha Resort near Waianae, Oahu, on January 3-9, 2007. After afternoon check-in on Wednesday, January 3, it will begin with an evening reception at which Harvey Whitehouse (Social Anthropology, Oxford University) will give the keynote address. The first part of the conference addresses new research in the cognitive and evolutionary study of religion."

Speakers include:

# Daniel Dennett, Ph.D.
Breaking the spell: Religion as natural phenomenon (Amazon UK | US)
# Rev. Michael Dowd, MDiv, DMN
Thank God for evolution! How science and religion are spurring each other to greatness (Available 2007)
# Armin W. Geertz, Ph.D.
New approaches to the study of religion: Regional, critical, and historical approaches (Religion and Reason) (UK | US)
# Luther Martin, Ph.D.
Theorizing religions past: Archaeology, history, and cognition (UK | US)
# Jeff Schloss, Ph.D.
Evolution and ethics: Human morality in biological and religious perspective (UK | US)
# Ann Taves, Ph.D.
Fits, trances, and visions: Experiencing religion and explaining experience from Wesley to James (UK | US)
# Harvey Whitehouse, Ph.D.
Mind and religion: Psychological and cognitive foundations of religiosity (UK | US)

Visit the Evolution of Religion Conference Website for more information.

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