Sunday, January 14, 1pm: Discussion: Shaken and Stirred: Religious Ferment and Utopia
Threats of violence. Excommunication. Arrest. Members of new religions and communities have faced intese consequences for their beliefs. From the eighteenth century to today, members of new religions and communities have faced intense consequences for their beliefs. This discussion will consider the different motivations that inspired new religious movements and the outcomes.
Goodwillie is the Director and Curator of Special Collections at Hamilton College’s Burke Library, which includes a notable collection of intentional community records. He has published extensively about Shaker Communities, and is the past President of the Communal Studies Association.
General admission to the program is $7 for adults and $3 for students with ID. (Members of the Oneida Community Mansion House are admitted for no additional donation.). The discussion is part of the 2018 series, “Beyond Belief: Religion in American Life” held monthly from January-May.