14 & 15 March 2019

VenueMaison des sciences économiques, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, 106, boulevard de l’hôpital, 75013 Paris – salle du 6e étage

Thursday, March 14

9:00 am Refreshments

Opening of the conference and words of welcome.

9:30 – 11:50 am – Chairs: Clotilde Prunier (Paris Nanterre) et Cyril Selzner (Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)

Pierre Le Duff (Université de Strasbourg)

“For thee, Oh God, to know, and thee to feare”: George Wither’s A Collection of Emblemes (1635) and Religious Independence.

Nicolas Correard (Université de Nantes)

Religion and Irreligion in English Dialogues of the Dead: Polemics on Free-Thinking in a Literary Genre

10:50 – 11:10 am — Refreshment break

Diego Lucci (American University in Bulgaria)

Freedom of Conscience and Religious Toleration in the Socinians and in Locke.

11:50 am – 2:00 pm – Luncheon (in the same building)

1:00 – 2:00 pm – Culture et religion dans les pays anglophones business meeting

 

2:00 – 3:00 pm – Chair: Nathalie Caron (Sorbonne Université)

Kirsten Fischer (University of Minnesota)

Rethinking Religious Freethought in the Early United States.

 

Refreshment break

3:15 – 5:15 pm – Chair: Bertrand Van Ruymbeke (Paris 8)

Lindford Fisher (Brown University)

Was Roger Williams a Free Thinker?

Irina Khruleva (Moscow State University)

Charles Chauncy and the Shaping of a Free-Thinking Tradition in British North America.

Michal Warchala (Pedagogical University of Cracow)

Thinking Beyond Religion? Romanticism and (Post)Christianity.

 

 8:00 pm – Dinner at restaurant Marty

 

Friday, March 15

9:00 – 9:30 Refreshments

Breakfast

9:30 – 12:30 am – Chair: Pierre Lurbe (Sorbonne Université)

Auréliane Narvaez (Paris 1-Panthéon Sorbonne)

“My friends, Thomas Paine, though dead, yet speaketh”:Resurgences and Reincarnations of Deistic Freethought in the American Spiritualist Movement (1848-1887).

Jean-Louis Marin-Lamellet(Université Savoie Mont Blanc)

“They raised nothing at all in Kansas except the age of consent”: Thinking Freely in Religion and Age of Consent Controversies within American Freethought Circles in the 1890s.

10:50 – 11:10 am – Refreshment break

Jean-Michel Yvard (Université d’Angers)

Libre pensée et sécularisme : G. J. Holyoake et la London Secular Society.

 

11:50 am – 2:00 pm — Luncheon (in the same building)

 

2:00 – 3:20 pm – Chair: Rémy Bethmont (Paris 8)

Karima Djennane (Sorbonne Université)
Libre de penser et d’interpréter le Coran au féminin.

Suzanne Bray (Université catholique de Lille)

Freedom from “Pre-Digested Opinions” and “Categorical Conclusions”, Freedom to “Think Critically and Explore”: Post-Evangelicals and the Anglican Church.

 

Refreshment break

3:40 – 5:00 pm – Chair: Françoise Deconinck-Brossard (Paris Nanterre)

Blandine Chélini-Pont (Université Aix Marseille) et Frédéric Dorel (Ecole Centrale de Nantes 1)

Penser à la marge : « la liberté d’esprit » des grands Jésuites américains du XXe siècle et leur influence sur le processus de reformulation doctrinale de l’Eglise catholique.

Hans Le Grand(Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

Gordon Kaufman and the theology of the religious seeker.

5 pm: Concluding remarks

 

Sponsored by Sorbonne Université, Paris 8, Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Institut des Amériques, Histoire et dynamique des espaces anglophones (HDEA), Transferts critiques anglophones (TransCrit), Centre de recherches anglophones (CREA) and Laboratoire de Recherche sur les Cultures Anglophones (LARCA) .