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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04.14.2015 - Tuesday 7:00 PM — 9:00 PM

The 11th Annual JAF Debate: Christianity and Feminism
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Resolved: Christianity and feminism are fundamentally compatible.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Ken Olsen Science Center
6:30 p.m. Reception, Loggia
7 p.m. Public Debate, MacDonald Auditorium

Resolved: Christianity and feminism are fundamentally compatible.

The Affirmative Case: Rachel Lehmann, Elizabeth Kennedy, Haley Drolet, Sam Sherratt, Steffen Pollock, Abigail Swanson, Elise Watson

The Negative Case: Katie Gilbert, Juvenal Fils, Cana Short, Ean Mullins, Hannah Wardell, Hope Zigtermann, Eric Hensel

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04.16.2015 - Thursday

Symposium | Appearance and Reality
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Thursday, April 16, 2015

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Thursday, April 16, 2015
Various Locations at Gordon College
All day

Appearance and Reality: why is it that what seems to be often is not what is?

Apply and learn more at www.gordon.edu/symposium!

Spring Symposium is an annual tradition at Gordon College. The purpose of Gordon College Symposium is to allow students, faculty and staff to engage in conversation about a major contemporary or perennial issue toward the goal of learning from one another. The events of Symposium day will include panel discussions, exhibits, debates, poetry readings, presentations, performances and outside festivities at various campus locations.

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04.20.2015 - Monday

Sean Patrick Cardinal O'Malley, Archbishop of Boston
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Our Common Concern for the Least Among Us

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Monday, April 20, 2015

His Eminence Sean Patrick Cardinal O'Malley is Archbishop of Boston and was named Cardinal by Pope Benedict XVI in 2006. We are pleased to announce that he will deliver the Quasquicentennial Lecture at Gordon College on April 20, 2015.

"Our Common Concern for the Least Among Us"

Free and open to the public, all are welcome to attend. Learn more >>

Monday, April 20, 2015
A. J. Gordon Memorial Chapel
Carlberg Sanctuary
4 p.m.

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04.28.2015 - Tuesday

Civil Society, Freedom, and The Common Good
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An open faculty-student discussion of the Center for Faith and Inquiry

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An open faculty-student discussion of the Center for Faith and Inquiry

Faculty Discussants
Bruce Webb, Economics and Business
Carter Crocket, Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership
Paul Brink, Political Science

April 28, 2015
Ken Olsen Science Center
4 p.m. Reception, Loggia
4:30 p.m. Discussion, Chairman's Room
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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