"The Bickering Among our Sects"

February 2, 2023
Finbarr Curtis

BUFFALO, NY – The Canisius University Conversations in Christ and Culture Lecture Series presents “The Bickering among Our Sects: Catholic Identity and Religious Freedom” on Tuesday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m.  The event takes place in the Grupp Fireside Lounge of the Richard E. Winter ’42 Student Center, and is free and open to the public.  

Delivering the presentation will be Finbarr Curtis, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Georgia Southern University.  Curtis is an expert in the field of religion and politics, as well as theory and method in religious studies.  

Curtis received his PhD in religious studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara and has taught at the University of Alabama, Lafayette College, Bucknell University and New York University, among others.  He is the author of two books: The Production of American Religious Freedom and Going Low: How Profane Politics Challenges American Democracy.  

“Bickering among Our Sects” is made possible by the Joseph J. Naples Conversations in Christ and Culture Lecture and Performance Series, which fosters conversations about important issues involving the relationship between Christianity and culture. It promotes cooperation and understanding across religious, gender and ethnic lines. The lecture series is sponsored by the Canisius University Institute for the Global Study of Religion (IGSOR) and the generosity of the ecumenical community of Western New York.

For more information on the Conversations in Christ and Culture Lecture and Performance Series or the upcoming lecture featuring Finbarr Curtis, contact Philip Reed, PhD, professor of philosophy, at 716-888-2609 or at @email.  

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