Since 1919, The New School has been home to scholars, creators, and activists who challenge convention and boldly make their mark on the world.
To celebrate this groundbreaking legacy, we are opening our doors to the public for a weeklong festival of innovative performances, talks, workshops, screenings, exhibitions, and more.

On October 1–6, 2019, join us as we reflect on a century of world-changing ideas and together imagine a new kind of future.

The Festival of New is free and open to all.
Wednesday, October 2 • 4:00pm - 5:40pm
Open Dis[Courses]- Religion- Why? Horace Kallen and the Faiths of The New School

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An open session of the course "Theorizing Religion," this presentation and workshop traces the presence of religious studies at The New School from its earliest years to the present. The presentation focuses on the work of the Jewish pragmatist and theorist of cultural pluralism Horace Kallen, who taught at The New School from 1919 to 1973, and whose work as an educator and public intellectual helped shape the university's distinctive ethos in enduring ways. The workshop explores the often pathbreaking ways religion has been theorized in representative The New School courses and in public programs from "Religion - Why?" in the 1930s to "Queer Christianities" in the 2010s, and then engages these legacies to divine what contributions The New School might make to religious studies in its second century.

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Mark Larrimore

Associate Professor of Religion, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts
Mark Larrimore directs the Religious Studies curriculum at Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at The New School. He is the author of The Book of Job: A Biography (2013) and editor of The Problem of Evil: A Reader (2001), The German Invention of Race with Sara Figal, (2006) and Queer... Read More →

Wednesday October 2, 2019 4:00pm - 5:40pm EDT
The Bob and Sheila Hoerle Lecture Hall - UL105