Eighteenth-Century Seminar - “The Economy of the Mysteries: Penance, the Eucharist, and the Proliferation of Sacramental Wealth in Eighteenth-Century France”

Eighteenth-Century Seminar
Event date: 
December 13, 2017 -
4:30pm to 6:00pm
Speaker(s): 
Charly Coleman
Columbia University/Institute for Advanced Study
Seminar Series: 
Eighteenth-Century Seminar
Audience: 
Public

“The Economy of the Mysteries: Penance, the Eucharist, and the Proliferation of Sacramental Wealth in Eighteenth-Century France”

Charly Coleman, Columbia University


This seminar is open to the public.


Charly Coleman, assistant professor, specializes in the history of eighteenth-century France, with a particular emphasis on the intersections between religion and Enlightenment thought. Before coming to Columbia, he taught at the University of Chicago and Washington University in St. Louis. His first book, The Virtues of Abandon, traces a far-ranging current of anti-individualism that infiltrated theology, philosophy, and politics from the final years of the reign of Louis XIV to the Revolution of 1789. He is currently at work on a project that explores the emergence and impact of competing economic theologies in eighteenth-century France. During the 2016-17 academic year, Coleman will be a scholar at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Contact: 
Jennifer Loessy
Area of Interest: 
Religion
Region: 
Europe
Period: 
17th & 18th Centuries