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Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Food and travel writer Monica Bhide leads you through the temples, mosques, and gurudwaras of India’s most prominent religions by way of their sacred foods. Then, enjoy a buffet reception prepared by Indique in Cleveland Park.

Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 6:45 PM

The deities of ancient Greece and Rome held sway over followers who gathered in secret societies organized in their honor. Classicist Frederick Winter examines the rites and beliefs of several of the major cults, and finds echoes of these pagan groups in another once-secret group of worshippers: early Christians.

Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 6:45 PM

Religious traditions play fundamental roles in shaping both cultures and individual lives. Guided by specialists, gain insights into the distinctions—and some of the similarities—that define seven major systems of belief.

Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 9:30 AM

For nearly two millennia, Augustine’s arguments, insights, and ideas on faith have profoundly shaped the Western intellectual tradition. Augustine scholar Scott MacDonald explores some of those enduringly compelling ideas.

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