In November of 2020, the city of Kalamazoo, MI, honored Dr. Rudolf J. Siebert and his wife Margaret with a plaque on a bench in the northeast corner of Frays Park, close to the Siebert family residence.
New Video (April 2021): Dr. Rudolf J. Siebert participated in a roundtable discourse with international scholars entitled, “Critical Theory Today: Heritage and Usage.” This discourse was sponsored by St. Petersburg State University, Russia, and took place on April 26, 2021. Video of Dr. Siebert’s portion can be found here: Critical Theory of Religion: Union, Disunion, and Reunion
New Social Media (March 2021): dialectical-religion.org is now on Facebook. Join us there to stay up to date on the Critical Theory of Religion and Society: Rudolf J. Siebert on FaceBook
New Book Chapter (February 2021): Dr. Siebert co-authored the book chapter “Mythology, Dialectic, and Enlightenment: Determinate Negation,” with Michael R. Ott and Dustin J. Byrd. It has been published with Brill in the book How to Critique Authoritarian Populism: Methodologies of the Frankfurt School, edited by Jeremiah Morelock. How to Critique Authoritarian Populism
New Book (Fall 2020): A Festschrift in honor of the long career of Rudolf J. Siebert, entitled The Critique of Religion and Religion’s Critique: On Dialectical Religiology, edited by Dustin J. Byrd, was released. (Leiden, Netherlands: Brill Publishing, 2020). Critique of Religion and Religion’s Critique
- Four part Lecture Series (2016): “Pope Francis: Restoration, Reform, or Revolution,” has been added to the Rudolf J. Siebert Audio-Visual Archive (Jan. 2, 2021). Here is the link to Lecture 1: Pope Francis: Restoration, Reform, or Revolutionary – Part 1.
- Forthcoming Book Chapter (2021): “A Dialectical Approach to the Roman Religion of Utility: The Hinges of History,” co-authored with Dustin J. Byrd, in the forthcoming book Dialectics of Religion and the Roman World, edited by Dies van der Linde (University of Amsterdam) and Francesca Mazzilli (Durham University). It is to be published by Franz Steiner Verlag (Germany), in their series “Potsdamer Altertumswissenschaftliche Beiträge”
- Video (Dec. 27, 2019): Rudolf J. Siebert’s “Retirement Speech.”
- Article and Video (Dec. 18, 2019): “Finding Common Ground”
- Article (Nov. 19, 2019): “Former Students Honor Legacy of World Renown WMU Religion and Society Professor.”
- Video (Nov. 17, 2019): “Critical Theory and the Study of Religion: Conference in Honor of Rudolf J. Siebert.”
- Article (Oct. 22, 2019): “WMU Professor, A German Soldier during World War II, Made Theory of Peace his Life’s Work.”
- Article (Oct., 2019): “Beloved WMU Religion and Society Professor Retires after a more-than five Decade Career.”
- Article (Dec. 15, 2015): WMU Professor did “duties as a soldier to protect civilians” in Germany World War II