Jerusalem and Athens Forum
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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:

09.28.2014 - Sunday

JAF Outing to Catholic Mass Or Eastern Orthodox Liturgy
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St. Mary Star of the Sea or Annunciation Greek Orthodox

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St. Mary Star of the Sea or Annunciation Greek Orthodox

JAF students will worship in local churches outside of the Protestant traditions. One component of the JAF program is ecumenical engagement, offering students a chance to learn from other major traditions of the Christian religion.

This is event is for students in the 2014-15 JAF cohort.

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10.13.2014 - Monday

J. David Richardson Speaking, Inaugural John Mason Lecture
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Monday, October 13 at 4 p.m. at Gordon College

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Monday, October 13 at 4 p.m. at Gordon College

Ken Olsen Science Center
4 p.m. Reception, Loggia
4:30 p.m. Public Lecture, MacDonald Auditorium

The John Mason Lecture is an annual lecture at Gordon College honoring John Mason, professor emeritus of economics at Gordon. He came to Gordon College in 1968 and was the founder of the Department of Economics and Business. He was admired by many students for his interests in poverty and urban communities. He was instrumental in helping to launch Gordon's urban studies program in Boston. For years he served as a board member and as an advisor for Boston's Emmanuel Gospel Center.

Free and open to the public. Learn more at www.gordon.edu/fsu

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10.23.2014 - Thursday

Inaugural Malcolm Reid Lecture: Oliver O'donovan
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Thursday, October 23, 2014 at Gordon College

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Thursday, October 23, 2014 at Gordon College

Oliver O'Donovan, Professor Emeritus of Christian Ethics and Practical Theology at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, will deliver the inaugural Malcolm Reid Lecture at Gordon College on October 23, 2014 in the Ken Olsen Science Center. The title of his talk is "Action and Rest."

4 p.m. Reception, Loggia
4:30 p.m., Public Lecture, MacDonald Auditorium

Free and open to the public.

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10.30.2014 - Thursday

JAF Outing to The Boston Ballet,
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Boston Opera House, Boston, MA

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Boston Opera House, Boston, MA

JAF students will visit the Boston Opera house to "Swan Lake," the ballet with Tchaikovsky's famous romantic score.

This outing is for students participating in the 2014-15 JAF cohort.

Learn more about JAF at www.gordon.edu/jaf >>

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11.02.2014 - Sunday

JAF Outing to Anglican Liturgy and Peabody Essex Museum
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Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church and Peabody Essex Museum

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Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church and Peabody Essex Museum

JAF students will visit a local parish to worship in the Anglican tradition as part of the program's emphasis on ecumenical exposure. Following, students will then spend an afternoon at the North Shore's Peabody Essex Museum.

This event is for students participating in the 2014-15 JAF cohort.

Learn more about JAF at www.gordon.edu/jaf >>

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11.05.2014 - Wednesday

Herrmann Lectures - Nov 5: The Lion Roars: Creation and Biology
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Denis Alexander, The 3rd Annual Herrmann Lectures on Faith and Science

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Denis Alexander, The 3rd Annual Herrmann Lectures on Faith and Science

"IS LIFE GOING ANYWHERE?: CREATION-BIOLOGY, RANDOMNESS AND PURPOSE"

November 5-7, 2014 at Gordon College

Nov 5
6:30 p.m. Reception, Loggia
7 p.m. Keynote Lecture, MacDonald Auditorium
Ken Olsen Science Center

Nov 6 and Nov 7
4 p.m. Reception, Loggia
4:30 p.m. Keynote Lecture, MacDonald Auditorium
Ken Olsen Science Center

Keynote schedule:

Wednesday, November 5
"The Lion Roars: Creation and Biology”

Thursday, November 6
“The Farmer Sows: Biology, Randomness and Purpose”

Friday, November 7
“The Creation Groans: Biology and the Problem of Suffering"

Learn more at www.gordon.edu/herrmannlectures

Free and open to the public. Christian Life and Worship Credit available.

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11.06.2014 - Thursday

Herrmann Lectures - Nov 6: The Farmer Sows: Biology, Randomness and Purpose
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Denis Alexander, The 3rd Annual Herrmann Lectures on Faith and Science

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Denis Alexander, The 3rd Annual Herrmann Lectures on Faith and Science

"IS LIFE GOING ANYWHERE?: CREATION-BIOLOGY, RANDOMNESS AND PURPOSE"

November 5-7, 2014 at Gordon College

Daily Schedule

4 p.m. Reception, Loggia
4:30 p.m. Keynote Lecture, MacDonald Auditorium
Ken Olsen Science Center

Keynote schedule:

Wednesday, November 5
"The Lion Roars: Creation and Biology”

Thursday, November 6
“The Farmer Sows: Biology, Randomness and Purpose”

Friday, November 7
“The Creation Groans: Biology and the Problem of Suffering"

Learn more at www.gordon.edu/herrmannlectures

Free and open to the public. Christian Life and Worship Credit available.

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11.07.2014 - Friday

Herrmann Lectures - Nov 7: The Creation Groans: Biology and the Problem of Suffering
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Denis Alexander, The 3rd Annual Herrmann Lectures on Faith and Science

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Denis Alexander, The 3rd Annual Herrmann Lectures on Faith and Science

"IS LIFE GOING ANYWHERE?: CREATION-BIOLOGY, RANDOMNESS AND PURPOSE"

November 5-7, 2014 at Gordon College

Daily Schedule

4 p.m. Reception, Loggia
4:30 p.m. Keynote Lecture, MacDonald Auditorium
Ken Olsen Science Center

Keynote schedule:

Wednesday, November 5
"The Lion Roars: Creation and Biology”

Thursday, November 6
“The Farmer Sows: Biology, Randomness and Purpose”

Friday, November 7
“The Creation Groans: Biology and the Problem of Suffering"

Learn more at www.gordon.edu/herrmannlectures

Free and open to the public. Christian Life and Worship Credit available.

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11.12.2014 - Wednesday

JAF Outing to The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
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JAF students will visit the art collection at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) in Boston

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Boston, MA

JAF students will visit the art collection at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) in Boston, MA, including work from ancient near eastern, Greco-Romam, Egyptian, late antiquity, medieval, and contemporary periods.

This event is for students participating in the 2014-15 JAF cohort.

Learn more about JAF at www.gordon.edu/jaf >>

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12.01.2014 - Monday

Rededication of The Gregory Auditorium with Dr. Eric Gregory
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December 1, 2014 at 1 p.m. in the Gregory Auditorium (Jenks 237)

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Dr. Carlton Gregory, long-time and beloved professor of philosophy at Barrington College, is being honored with the rededication of the Gregory Auditorium (currently, Jenks 237). His grandson, Dr. Eric Gregory, professor of religion at Princeton University, will deliver a public lecture, "Augustine and the Art of (Evangelical) Politics."

Monday, December 1, 2014
Gregory Auditorium
1 p.m. Public Lecture

Free and open to the public. Christian Life and Worship Credit available.

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12.02.2014 - Tuesday

Peter Berger Speaking, The Challenge of Religious Pluralism
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A public interview with Peter Berger on December 2, 2014

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A public interview with Peter Berger on December 2, 2014

Peter Berger, Professor Emeritus of Religion, Sociology and Theology and
Director, Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs at Boston University, will be interviewed by Gregor Thuswaldner, Associate Professor of German and Linguistics and Fellow at the Center for Faith and Inquiry.

December 2, 2014 at Gordon College

Ken Olsen Science Center
4 p.m. Reception, Loggia
4:30 p.m., Interview, MacDonald Auditorium

Free and open to the public. Learn more at www.gordon.edu/fsu

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12.11.2014 - Thursday

JAF Discussion: How Muslims Read the Qur'an
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With Imam Talal Eid, Founding Director of the Islamic institute of Boston

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With Imam Talal Eid, Founding Director of the Islamic institute of Boston

JAF students will enjoy a round-table discussion titled, "How Muslims Read the Qur'an" with Imam Eid and other Gordon students and faculty.

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