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Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 6:45 PM

Classicist Robert Cargill weaves together biblical archaeology and history as he surveys cities in the Holy Land and beyond—including Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Babylon, Athens, and Rome—to reveal how their stories shed new light on the Bible.

Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 6:45 PM

Rev. Michael Witczak of Catholic University explores the phenomenon and process of sainthood—including several individuals with local-area ties moving toward canonization.

Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 9:30 AM

How much of the portrait of Jesus that emerges in the first Gospels is based on reliable narratives and remembrances? Bart Ehrman, a leading authority on the New Testament, early Christianity, and the life of Jesus, looks for answers in an examination of the writings that embody early-Christian memories.

Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 8:45 AM

Join arts journalist Richard Selden for a day filled with visual riches. The Walters Museum of Art and several beautiful and significant city churches are on itinerary, as well as a private organ concert. (World Art History Certificate elective)

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 6:45 PM

They’re an unlikely duo, but the hero of Metropolis shares some literary DNA with the legendary avenger of 16th-century Prague. Historian Ralph Nurnberger traces the connection between two super-powered figures who each were created at historical moments when Jews were shadowed by persecution.

Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 10:00 AM

Meditation teacher Hugh Byrne leads a day focused on honing the skills and practices of mindfulness that can spark changes in your daily life.

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