The Jerusalem and Athens Forum is an interdisciplinary honors program at Gordon College.
Through a great books course in the history of Christian thought and literature and a variety of program components, the program strives to help students reflect on the relationship between faith and intellect, deepen their own sense of vocation, and awaken their capacities for intellectual and moral leadership.
Learn more below or read comments from program alumni.
A welcome back event for students in the 2014-15 cohortClick to read more
A welcome back event for students in the 2014-15 cohort
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Dinner and a short film on the topic, "'Big History' and Modernity." Reading will be Howard and Howard, "Is Bill Gates' 'Big History' Too Big?" available here: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/anxiousbench/2014/09/big-history-too-big/.
See syllabus for times/locations
Preparing for the 2015 debate by watching past debatesClick to read more
Preparing for the 2015 debate by watching past debates
February 5, 2015.
Dinner, viewing of past debates, and general discussion about the project.
See syllabus for times and locations.
A day-trip to Providence and Portsmouth, Rhode IslandClick to read more
A day-trip to Providence and Portsmouth, Rhode Island
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Sites include the First Baptist Church in America, the Roger Williams Memorial, the Providence Athenaeum, Brown University, the Benedictine community at Portsmouth Abbey, and more!
Please be prepared for a long day and a late return to campus. For current students in the 2014-15 JAF cohort.
An In-Class Faculty-Student DiscussionClick to read more
An In-Class Faculty-Student Discussion
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Tavilla Conference Room
Bruce Herman, Art
John Skillen, Global Education / Orvieto Program
Jacques Maritain, "Art and Scholasticism" (selections, TBD)
Artwork: Andrea da Firenze, Christian Learning, c. 1365-67