The Islam, African Publics and Religious Values AND Research Institute for Christianity and Society in Africa
Moral economies have been studied as alternative forms of community in the modern world. Against particularly capitalism, they represent a different kind of community cohesion and moral responsibility. There are relatively few studies on the moral economies of religious reform. By the latter is meant concerted attempts by a prominent individual or a group to introduce significant or manifest change in a religious tradition and/or society.
With ERT Orientation starting this week, it’s likely that you have many questions and queries. All PG sectors at the University have been very active over the last weeks collating issues, queries and concerns that PG students might have or face during this uncertain period of Covid-19. The plan is for these queries – and the corresponding answers! - to find their way into PG Student FAQs that can serve as a reliable source of information for students (and staff).
The first batch of FAQs has just been released and is available here: http://www.postgradhub.uct.ac.za/pghub/faqs-postgraduates
The FAQs are being updated as further information is curated and / or decisions have been made; they are thus a ‘living’ document.
Department of Religious Studies
Michael J. Walsh is an Associate Professor at Vassar College in the Department of Religion, as well as an active member of the Asian Studies Program. He teaches courses on the cultural history of the study of religion, China’s political and socioreligious culture, methods and theories in the study of religion, Buddhism and monastic life, colonialism and religion, violence and religion, and the production of sacred space and cultural geography. His first book Sacred Economies: Buddhist Monasticism and Territoriality in Medieval China is published by Columbia University Press. His most recent book, published in February 2020, also by Columbia University Press, is Stating the Sacred: Religion, China, and the Formation of the Nation-State. He is currently working on a biography of Buddhist temple space. At the College he has served on numerous committees including the President’s Cabinet. He has also served as chair of the Religion department for four years, and Director of Asian Studies for three years. He is currently the Chair of the Religion Department.