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Global Humanities Distinguished Lecture with James Simpson

08.06.2016 | 18:00 c.t.

Permanent Revolution: The Early Modern Evangelical Template

"The Protestant Reformation is often characterized as a struggle between Protestants and Catholics. So it was, but in this lecture I argue that, in England at any rate, the struggle within Protestantism was much fiercer and more dramatic. This intra-confessional ferocity was produced not only by rapidly shifting political situations across the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries; it was essentially produced by the logic of Protestantism itself, forever in flight from “tradition,” and forever, therefore, in flight from itself. Early modern evangelical religion, I argue, produced the model that would characterize later political revolutions in Europe and Asia." (James Simpson)

James Simpson ist Donald P. and Katherine B. Loker Professor für Englisch an der Harvard University. Er wird im Rahmen eines Global Humanities Senior Research and Teaching Stays im Juni 2016 in Berlin sein.  

Zeit & Ort

08.06.2016 | 18:00 c.t.

Freie Universität Berlin, "Rostlaube", Raum L 115, Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin

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Eine Veranstaltung im Rahmen des Thematischen Netzwerks „Principles of Cultural Dynamics“. Das Netzwerk besteht seit 2013 und wird vom Deutschen Akademischen Austauschdienst (DAAD) gefördert. Partner der Freien Universität sind die Harvard Universität, die Johns Hopkins Universität, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, The Chinese University of Hong Kong und die École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales.

Kontakt:

Stephanie Röwe und Simon Godart
E-Mail: pcd@fu-berlin.de

http://www.fu-berlin.de/en/sites/principles-cultural-dynamics/calendar/GHDL_Simpson.html