Understanding Religion: Four Perspectives on Faith
4-Session Evening Course
Anthropology, sociology, psychology, and phenomenology offer differing perspectives on how religion fits into the human experience. Charles B. Jones of The Catholic University of America discusses the diverse approaches that took shape as religious studies came to maturity over the course of the 20th century.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 6:45 PM
The Song of Songs
With its lyrical and sensuous celebration of romance and yearning, the Song of Songs provides a contrast to other parts of the Bible. Tod Linafelt, a professor of biblical literature, provides a theological context for its vision of love.
Monday, February 13, 2017 - 6:45 PM
The Dead Sea Scrolls: What 70 Years Have Told Us
Dead Sea Scrolls scholar Gary Rendsburg examines the discovery of these precious documents, what they tell us about their authors and the era in which they were created, the controversies surrounding them, and their influence on the development of ancient Judaism and early Christianity.
Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 9:30 AM