Jerusalem & Athens Forum

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.

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UPCOMING EVENTS:

01.22.2015 — 05.30.2015

Welcome Back
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A welcome back event for students in the 2014-15 cohort

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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/.

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02.05.2015 — 05.30.2015

Viewing Past Debates
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Preparing for the 2015 debate by watching past debates

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Preparing for the 2015 debate by watching past debates

February 5, 2015.

Dinner, viewing of past debates, and general discussion about the project.

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02.28.2015 — 05.30.2015

JAF Outing | Providence and Portsmouth
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A day-trip to Providence and Portsmouth, Rhode Island

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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.

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04.30.2015 — 05.30.2015

The Vocation of an Artist in Our Time
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An In-Class Faculty-Student Discussion

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An In-Class Faculty-Student Discussion

Thursday, April 30, 2015
Tavilla Conference Room
9:45-11:20 a.m.

Faculty Discussants:
Bruce Herman, Art
John Skillen, Global Education / Orvieto Program

Reading:
Jacques Maritain, "Art and Scholasticism" (selections, TBD)

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Artwork: Andrea da Firenze, Christian Learning, c. 1365-67