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37th Denton Conference in Implicit Religion

37th Denton Conference in Implicit Religion: 6 pm Fri 9 May – 2 pm Sun 11 May 2014,


For a whole motley of reasons, this year we still have room for 2 or 3 more Contributors/Participants: enquiries invited by Edward Bailey (Details below)

The following Papers are currently booked:-

Perceiving through Similitude
Neville Emslie, Diocese of Canterbury

Implicit Religion, Explicit Religion, and Attitudes towards Substances: an empirical enquiry
Leslie Francis, University of Warwick

Tintin as a Catholic hero: the dissemination of Catholicism in popular culture Kees de Groot, Tilburg University.

Explicit and Implicit Responses to Celtic Christianity: an empirical study Gill Hall, Glyndwr University

The Implicit Religions present in the Climate Change debate, and our societal response to ‘Acts of God’ Ted Harrison (formerly) BBC

Winterwandering on Snowshoes: manifestations of transcendence in participants’ mind maps Ivo Jirasek, Palacky University, Czech Republic.

Vocational Faiths: three styles of (social) scientific commitment: Max Weber, Edward Shils, David Martin
William Keenan, Hope University, Liverpool

The Engineer is Professionally a “Man of Faith”
Ton Meijknecht, Technical University of Delft, Netherlands

The Explicit and Implicit Religious Dimensions of Technology (tbc) Guy Menard, Université de Québec à Montréal

Calvinism without God: American environmentalism as implicit Calvinism Robert Nelson, University of Maryland

Spiritualities of Scientists in Words: integrating quanti-qualitative results of a survey with a lexical-textual approach to open-ended questions Stephano Sbalchiero, University of Padua, Italy

Atheist Religion, Atheist Spirituality
Tatjana Schnell, University of Innsbruck, Austria.

The Orange Order: a religious institution, or an expression of implicit religious spinning? Francis Stewart, University of Stirling

The Jews of India: ritual, identity, and the caste system
Tahmina Tariq, Concordia University, Montreal

Leisure Makes the World Go Round
Dermot Tredget OSB, St Mary’s University, Twickenham


The all-inclusive cost of this residential Conference Weekend, held at Denton Hall, Ilkley, West Yorks, is £145.

For further information, please see

Edward Bailey.

President BASS (British Association for the Study of Spirituality) Editor Implicit Religion Founder CSIRCS

The Old School, 10 Church Lane, Yarnton, Oxford. OX5 1PY, U.K. (44) (0)1865 841772