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.
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.
Our Common Concern for the Least Among UsClick to read more
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
An open faculty-student discussion of the Center for Faith and InquiryClick to read more
An open faculty-student discussion of the Center for Faith and Inquiry
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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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