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DATE: Feb. 3, 2005

Scholar to discuss "Sweaty Bodies in a Circle" Feb. 15 at UM-Dearborn

DEARBORN---Scholar Anthony Pinn will discuss "Sweaty Bodies in a Circle: The Aesthetic Dimensions of Black Religion's Response to Oppression" at 6:10 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15 in Room 1030 of the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters Building on the University of Michigan-Dearborn campus.

Pinn is the Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor of Humanities and Professor of Religious Studies at Rice University. His lecture, which is free and open to the public, will explore "a variety of issues related to black religion's subtle attack on the destruction of black bodies, including the religious significance of perspiration," according to anthropology Prof. Claude Jacobs, director of UM-Dearborn's Center for the Study of Religion and Society.

The talk is part of the lecture series "Religion and African American Culture" sponsored by the African and African American Studies Program and the Center for the Study of Religion and Society at UM-Dearborn.

Pinn is the author and editor of 15 books. Over the past 10 years, he has spoken widely on issues such as the connections between religion and hip-hop culture, African American religion and questions of sexuality, African American religion and the visual arts, the nature and meaning of suffering, and the condition of religion after the Civil Rights Movement.

For more information, call (313) 593-1392 or (313) 583-6329.


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