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.
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10th Annual JAF Debate - The Protestant ReformationClick to read more
10th Annual JAF Debate - The Protestant Reformation
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Each spring semester students participate in an Oxford-style public debate. The debate is a venerable institution in Western higher education dating from the medieval universities. While largely an exercise in public oratory, the JAF annual debate is also a time for members of the Gordon community to engage the cumulative work of collaborating students.
Resolved: The Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth century was a success.
Affirmative Case: Elspeth Currie, Maria Constantine, Claire Campbell, Amaylah Israel, Justin Kennedy, Paul Stapleton, Christina Urbano
Negative Case: Paul Crookston, Daruenie Andujar, Stephanie Antonucci, Mary Hierholzer, Andrew Manning, Hannah Otto, Jessica Richmond
Friday, April 25, 2014
Ken Olsen Science Center
4 p.m. Reception, Chairman’s Room
4:30 p.m. Debate, MacDonald Auditorium
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Artwork: Andrea da Firenze, Christian Learning, c. 1365-67