Dr. Charles Selengut, professor of sociology at County College of Morris (CCM) and an internationally recognized expert on religious fundamentalism, will give a talk on “Islam and the Christian West” at the First Presbyterian Church of New Vernon on Sunday, January 27, at 11:15 a.m.
The church is located at 2 Lees Hill Road, New Vernon. The talk is free and open to the public.
Dr. Selengut is the author of Sacred Fury: Understanding Religious Violence
. He also is the author of “The Sociology of Religious Violence” a chapter in The Blackwell Companion to Religion and Violence
, published by Oxford Wiley Publishers.
He has been a member of the McArthur Foundation sponsored University of Chicago “Project on Fundamentalism” and a visiting scholar at universities and conferences across Europe, Asia and the United States. He was a National Endowment for the Humanities fellow at Harvard University and a 1997 finalist for the Carnegie Professor of the year award.
Active in inter-religious studies, he is the editor of Jewish-Muslim Encounters: History, Philosophy and Culture
, a volume of essays based upon an international conference of Muslim and Jewish scholars held in Cordova, Spain. He is also the author, with Paul Brezina and Robert Weyer, of Seeing Society: Perspectives on Social Life
among other works.
Dr. Selengut joined the CCM faculty in 1970. He received his B. A. from Brooklyn College, M.A. from the Graduate Faculty, New School University, and his Ph.D. with highest honors from Drew University.