Secularization and Contemporary Religious Renewal in Europe
Danièle Hervieu-Léger, l’École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris
Date: Monday, November 16, 2009
Time: 12:00-1:30 PM
Location: McGuinn 3rd Floor Lounge
Danièle Hervieu-Léger is the director of studies at l’École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris. An eminent scholar of the sociology of religions, Hervieu-Léger has devoted a significant part of her research to the theoretical interpretation of religion’s modern manifestations, including secularization, individualization of belief, forms of religiosity and of communalization and institutional transformations. Hervieu-Léger has been awarded the decoration of Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur (Knight of the Legion of Honor) for her academic achievement. Hervieu-Léger has published numerous articles and sixteen books that have been translated into several languages, including the following works in French, with a literal translation of each title provided: La religion en miettes ou la question des sectes (Religion’s Break-up, or the Question of Sects) (Calmann-Lévy, 2001), Sociologies et religion, Approches classiques (Sociologies and Religion, Classic Approaches) (University Press in France, 2001), and Catholicisme, La fin d'un monde (Catholicism, the End of a World) (Bayard, 2003), Religion as a Chain of Memory (Rutgers, 2000).
This program is organized by the Délégation générale de l’Alliance Francaise aux États-Unis, with the support of the Fondation Alliance Française. It is co-sponsored at Boston College by the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life, the Clough Center for Constitutional Democracy, and the Department of Romance Languages and Literature.