Religion Program Events

Monday, February 18, 2019

Agents of Faith: Ex Votos, Votive Offerings, and Beyond


Throughout time and across cultures people have made objects and offered them as acts of faith. Known as votives, these objects are expressions of fundamental human needs and concerns. They may be offered as tokens of desire or gratitude, to make a pledge or fulfill a vow, to preserve a memory or commemorate a miracle. The lecture will explore varieties of votive giving in order to unpack the spiritual concerns and material solutions votives have to offer.
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Olin, Room 202
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