Secrecy: Book Presentation by Professor Hugh Urban

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November 4, 2019
1:00PM - 2:30PM
Location
CS Seminar Room (Hagerty 451)

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Add to Calendar 2019-11-04 13:00:00 2019-11-04 14:30:00 Secrecy: Book Presentation by Professor Hugh Urban

Come listen to Professor Hugh Urban present his book projects: Secrecy--The Adornment of Silence, the Vestment of Power: Comparative Studies in Religious Concealment and Handbook on Religion and Secrecy (Routledge).

Professor Urban teaches courses in religious studies in the Department of Comparative Studies. He is interested in the study of secrecy in religion, particularly in relation to questions of knowledge and power. Focusing primarily on the traditions of South Asia, he is author of Tantra: Sex, Secrecy, Politics and Power in the Study of Religion (2003) and Magia Sexualis: Sex, Magic, and Liberation in Modern Western Esotericism (2006), among other books. He has a strong secondary interest in contemporary new religious movements, and has published articles on Heaven's Gate, Scientology and modern Western magic.

This is the second in a series of Comparative Studies Colloquia for 2019-2020. 

CS Seminar Room (Hagerty 451) Department of Comparative Studies compstudies@osu.edu America/New_York public
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Come listen to Professor Hugh Urban present his book projects: Secrecy--The Adornment of Silence, the Vestment of Power: Comparative Studies in Religious Concealment and Handbook on Religion and Secrecy (Routledge).

Professor Urban teaches courses in religious studies in the Department of Comparative Studies. He is interested in the study of secrecy in religion, particularly in relation to questions of knowledge and power. Focusing primarily on the traditions of South Asia, he is author of Tantra: Sex, Secrecy, Politics and Power in the Study of Religion (2003) and Magia Sexualis: Sex, Magic, and Liberation in Modern Western Esotericism (2006), among other books. He has a strong secondary interest in contemporary new religious movements, and has published articles on Heaven's Gate, Scientology and modern Western magic.

This is the second in a series of Comparative Studies Colloquia for 2019-2020.