Rituals and Revelations

Re-thinking Comparative Approaches to the Study of Religion

with Michael Puett (Harvard University) 

Date: Monday, March 22
Time: 2:00pm ET

Part of the Comparatism Seminar Series, this talk will attempt to re-think some of our categories in the study of religion from a comparative perspective. The primary focus will be on materials from ancient Greece and early China.

Michael Puett is the Walter C. Klein Professor of Chinese History and Anthropology at Harvard University. He is the author of The Ambivalence of Creation: Debates Concerning Innovation and Artifice in Early China and To Become a God: Cosmology, Sacrifice, and Self-Divinization in Early China, as well as the co-author, with Adam Seligman, Robert Weller, and Bennett Simon, of Ritual and its Consequences: An Essay on the Limits of Sincerity.

This event is part of the Comparatism Seminar Series, organized by Lisa Raphals (University of California, Riverside and the Center for Hellenic Studies) and hosted by the Center for Hellenic Studies.