"Touring America's Religious Landscape" the focus of Huddle with the Faculty

October 29, 2014

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Huddle with the Faculty every home football Saturday morning and get food for thought before heading off to the game. Admission is free and open to the public. Free parking is available in the Nittany Parking Deck. Free breakfast refreshments begin at 8:30 a.m.; the presentation begins at 9 a.m. in The Nittany Lion Inn.

On Saturday, Nov. 1, Roger Finke, professor of sociology and religious studies, will present "Touring America's Religious Landscape." 

Review the rich pluralism of American religions and how their unique histories are retold. The talk will focus on a variety of Christian groups, including a small African-American Pentecostal church in Memphis, Joel Osteen’s mega-church in Houston and a Cowboy Church in western Texas. In addition, Finke will share insights regarding trips to the largest mosque in America, a small Buddhist temple in San Francisco and a synagogue in Brooklyn.

For more information, visit http://alumni.psu.edu/events/huddle-with-the-faculty-1 or call 800-548-LION (5466) and press 0. Huddle with the Faculty is presented by the Penn State Alumni Association and sponsored by The Village at Penn State with support from The Nittany Lion Inn and Penn State Press.

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    Roger Finke’s two most recent books are "The Price of Freedom Denied: Religious Prosecution and Violence," with Brian Grim (Cambridge University Press, 2011), and "Places of Faith: A Road Trip Across America's Religious Landscape," with Christopher P. Scheitle (Oxford University Press, 2012). As the founder and director of the Association of Religion Data Archives, he works with students and colleagues to provide global access to the most comprehensive data on religion. 

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