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.
The 2nd Annual Tak Yan Lee Endowed Lecture on Science and FaithClick to read more
The 2nd Annual Tak Yan Lee Endowed Lecture on Science and Faith
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Ken Olsen Science Center
4 p.m. Reception, Loggia
4:30 p.m. Lecture, MacDonald Auditorium
Join us for the 2nd Annual Tak Yan Lee Endowed lecture titled, "On Machines, Humans, and Our Common Future," given by Dr. Rosalind Picard, Director of Affective Computing Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Are you going? https://www.facebook.com/events/1551056691776329/
The Annual Franz LectureClick to read more
The Annual Franz Lecture
February 26-27, 2015
Jenks Library, Gregory Auditorium
4 p.m. Reception
4:30 p.m. Lecture
Join us for the Annual Franz Lecture, titled "Women in Post-Apartheid South Africa," given by Sindiso Mnisi Weeks, Assistant Professor of Public Policy of Excluded Populations at University of Massachusetts, Boston, on Thursday, February 26, 2015. Professor Weeks will also speak in Convocation on the morning of Friday, February 27, 2015.
Are you going? https://www.facebook.com/events/387332004751164/
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.
Thursday, April 16, 2015Click to read more
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Various Locations at Gordon College
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.
Are you going? https://www.facebook.com/events/1009548429058588/?ref=5
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