Contending Revelations: Catholic, Muslim, Secular

2011 Dudleian Lecture - Scott Appleby

Scott Appleby, John M. Regan, Jr. Director of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and Professor of History, University of Notre Dame, delivered this annual endowed lecture. Appleby examined the roots of religious violence and the potential of religious peace-building. He teaches courses in American religious history and comparative religious movements. Appleby co-chaired the Chicago Council on Global Affairs' Task Force on Religion and the Making of U.S. Foreign Policy, which released the influential report "Engaging Religious Communities Abroad: A New Imperative for U.S. Foreign Policy." He also directs Contending Modernities, a major multiyear project to examine the interaction among Catholic, Muslim, and secular forces in the modern world. Appleby is the author of The Ambivalence of the Sacred: Religion, Violence and Reconciliation and editor of Spokesmen for the Despised: Fundamentalist Leaders of the Middle East. With Martin Marty, he co-edited the five-volume Fundamentalism Project.