9 September 2015

8.30 Coffee (Darwin Suite 1)

9.00-10.30 Panel Session 5: 3 Parallel Rooms

PANEL SESSION 5: 9.00-10.30 (Select from 3 sessions)

5.A. ‘Religion and Culture in Scotland: New Practices in Local Contexts’
Convener/Chair: David G. Wilson
(Darwin Lecture Theatre 1)

  • Marion Bowman (Open University) “Pilgrimage in Scotland: Recovering and Reframing a Land of Lost Content”
  • George D. Chryssides (York St John University) “A Scottish View of Jehovah’s Witnesses: A Study of Cultural Outsiders”
  • Steven Sutcliffe (University of Edinburgh) “‘Life Reform’ in the Early Twentieth Century: A Scottish Example of a European phenomenon”

5.B. Fiction in the Study of Religion: Three Case Studies
Convener: Ethan G. Quillen (University of Edinburgh)

Chair: TBC
(Darwin Lecture Theatre 2)

  • Clement Grene (University of Edinburgh) “The Jesus of History and the Christ of Literature: Literary Approaches to Historical Jesus Research”
  • Ethan G. Quillen (University of Edinburgh) “An Atheist Gospel: The Quest for the Fictional Jesus and the Gospel Novel as Atheist Discourse”

5.C. Religion, Ethics, and Economic Life (Session 2)
Conveners: Anna Strhan and David Henig, University of Kent).
Chair: Anna Strhan

(Darwin Lecture Theatre 3)

  • Shaheed Tayob (Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious Diversity, Gottingen) “Feeding the Customer: ‘Sufi Food’ and the Ethics of Care and Responsibility in a Mumbai Restaurant”
  • Petra Kuppinger (Monmouth College) “Mosques and Supermarkets: Faith, Space, Economy and Urban Renewal in Germany”
  • Ingrid Storm (University of Manchester) “Does economic insecurity predict religiosity? Evidence from the European Social Survey”

10.30-11.00 Coffee

11.00-12.30 Plenary 2
Mia Lovheim (University of Uppsala, Sweden)
“Religion and Mediatized Publics” (Darwin Lecture Theatre 1)

12.30-13.30 Lunch and Finish (Darwin Suite 1)


14.00-15.30 TRS-UK AGM (TRS-UK Event) (Darwin Lecture Theatre 3)

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