Philosophy & Religion Progarms
Hasidism: Lifting the Veil of Obscurity

Rooted in 18th-century Poland, the pietistic movement of Hasidism swept Eastern Europe, was destroyed by World War II, and experienced a dynamic modern renaissance. Three co-authors of a comprehensive new book about the sect discuss their work in chronicling nearly four centuries of intellectual, religious, and social history.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 6:45 p.m.
Christianity’s Triumph: How Faith Conquered an Empire

How did a movement that began within a small group of illiterate day-laborers in a remote corner of the Roman Empire evolve into the dominant faith of the Western world? Bart Ehrman, a leading authority on early Christianity, the New Testament, and the life of Jesus, explores the religion’s amazing trajectory.

Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Mindfulness: A Path to Freedom and Well-Being

A daylong exploration of mindfulness examines its Buddhist origins, benefits, and role in changing harmful habits, and provides skills and practices to use in daily life.

Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The Rise of the Synagogue in Jewish Life

According to the New Testament, Jesus and Paul preached in synagogues. But two thousand years ago, the Jerusalem Temple was the focal point of the Jewish religion. Archaeologist Jodi Magness explores the origins of the synagogue and its evolving role in religious Jewish life in the centuries after the Temple’s destruction in 70 A.D.

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
The King James Bible: Its Background, Creation, and Influence

The King James Bible of 1611 is one of the most influential books in the English language. Learn about the creation of this landmark translation—the culmination of a long and often unquiet history of the Bible in English dating back as far as 1000 A.D.

Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.