[Hum_events] Center for 17th & 18th Century Studies
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September 30 - October 1, 2005
Transformations: Seventeenth- and
Eighteenth-Century Religion, Texts, Cultures
a conference arranged by Lorna Clymer, California State University,
This conference addresses transformative interactions among religion, texts,
and cultures during the seventeenth- and eighteenth-centuries in the British
Isles, the European continent, and European settlements. The primary focus
is the interaction of religious texts and Christian cultures. Such
interaction can be found in Anglican, Catholic, and Dissenting practices,
theology, politics, and in related definitions of the self, communities, and
Each presenter will consider a text that contributed to or represents a
cultural transformation, in which new practices were established, and by
which important values or identities were defined. The role of religion in
cultural transformation is evidenced by various texts, such as editions of
the Bible, sermons, prayer books, devotional and conduct manuals, hymnals,
poetry, allegories, didactic fiction and drama, tracts, and treatises.
Topics to be considered include: religious traditions evolving in print and
in oral practices; discussions of miracles; the influence of the Book of
Common Prayer; connections between orthodox Christianity and philosophy or
science; convergences of Biblical scholarship and early modern musicology;
worship as defined by theology and poetics; interactions of non-Christian
religions with Christianity; and appropriations of pagan texts for Christian
The secular focus of some "Enlightenment" studies may on occasion tend to
undervalue the continuing centrality of religion. This conference will
explore some of the complexities of early modern cultures in which life was
integrally connected with or defined by religion.
Registration fees-UC faculty & staff: $15; students with ID: no charge;*
This event is scheduled at the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library,
located at 2520 Cimarron Street, Los Angeles, CA 90018. The library is one
block east of Arlington Avenue and two blocks south of the Santa Monica
The conference begins at 10:00 a.m. and concludes approximately at 5:00 p.m.
on Friday and Saturday.
To view the program schedule, please visit the following website -
For more information please contact 310-206-8552.
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