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