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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01.29.2015 - Thursday

Exploring Our Hebraic Heritage: A Christian Theology of Roots and Renewal
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An interview with Dr. Marv Wilson on his new book

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An interview with Dr. Marv Wilson by Dr. Kirsten Heacock Sanders ('05), who recently received her doctorate in theology from Emory University, on his new book, "Exploring Our Hebraic Heritage: A Christian Theology of Roots and Renewal" (Eerdmans, 2014).

Thursday, January 29, 2015
Ken Olsen Science Center
4 p.m. Reception and Book Signing, Loggia
4:30 p.m. Interview, MacDonald Auditorium

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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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02.12.2015 - Thursday

Rosalind Picard: On Machines, Humans, and Our Common Future
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The 2nd Annual Tak Yan Lee Endowed Lecture on Science and Faith

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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.

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02.26.2015 - Thursday 4:00 PM — 5:30 PM

Sindiso Mnisi Weeks | Women In Post-Apartheid South Africa
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The Annual Franz Lecture

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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.

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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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04.16.2015 - Thursday

Symposium | Appearance and Reality

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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04.30.2015 — 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