Oliver Harris

2017, April 25–27
Exploring the Religious Experiences of Ancient CitiesShort SeminarExploring the Religious Experiences of Ancient CitiesScholars’ understanding of religion has changed significantly in the last 15 years, becoming more relational, spiritual, and ontological—i.e., people live religion rather than “believe” it. The archaeology of cities has matured as well, with a wealth of new data on the diverse forms that fall under this rubric. For both of these reasons, the participants of this seminar believe that the time has come for a major rethinking of the causal relationships between early urbanism and religion.

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