Centennial Event Archive: "Meet the Professor with Mary Ann Stenger" April 5, 2007

A&S "Meet the Professor" Lunch and Lecture Series

“Facing Fundamentalisms: Challenges and Choices” by Dr. Mary Ann Stenger, Division of Humanities:

  • Thursday, April 5, 2007
  • 12 noon, University Club
  • Admission ($12 per person/check or cash) includes lunch.
  • Reservations are required.
  • Please contact Janna Tajibaeva at 852-2247 or janna@louisville.edu

Mary Ann Stenger, Recipient of 2002 A&S Distinguished Service Award and Professor of Humanities will explore qualities shared by fundamentalisms across different religions and cultures.

She will focus on religious, social, and political dimensions, using specific examples from Christianity, Islam, Judaism, and Hinduism. The challenges of fundamentalism include interweaving of religious and political issues, subordination of women, and exclusion of diverse religious voices.

Choices in responding to fundamentalisms involve religious, economic, and political dimensions that must take account of local cultures as well as the broader characteristics of fundamentalisms.