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Sound & Symbol: Theology and the Arts

“The Journey”

The 2014-15 series explores the  journeys that have formed a pivotal part of the world’s major religions, as well as those that form our everyday experiences and the music that provides the soundtrack.  (free; no reservations required

October 2 (11:00am, Fine Arts 9)

Dr. Scott HinzeDr. Eric Mazur

Dr. Eric Mazur, David and Gloria Furman Professor of Judaic Studies
“’A wandering Aramean was my father’ (Deut. 26:5): Nomadic Experience as Jewish Memory”   

Dr. Scott Hinze, Assistant Professor of Psychology
“A Journey Down Memory Lane: How Memories (and Beliefs) are Constructed and Reconstructed Over Time” 

   

October 23 (11:00am, Fine Arts 9)

Dr. Kathy Merlock-JacksonDr. Craig Wansink

Dr. Craig Wansink,  Joan P. and Macon F. Brock, Jr. Director of the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom 
“Pilgrimages into Pain: When Christians Enter into the Suffering of Jesus”

Dr. Kathy Merlock-Jackson, Professor of Communication
“Seeking Mickey: Disney and the Great American Family Vacation”

 

November 18 (11:00am, Fine Arts 9)

Ms. Lee Jordan-AndersDr. Steven Emmanuel

Dr. Steven Emmanuel, Professor of Philosophy
“Two Journeys to Enlightenment:  Siddhartha and Thoreau”                             

Ms. Lee Jordan-Anders, Professor of Music & Artist-in-Residence
Heroic or Villainous:  Claude Debussy’s Journey to his Island of Joy”

 

February 24, 2015 (11:00am, Fine Arts 9)

Dr. Ben HallerIman Vernon Fareed

Iman Vernon Fareed, Iman of Masjid (Mosque) William Salaam
A Muslim’s Pilgrimage to Mecca”                                                                            

 Dr. Ben Haller, Associate Professor of Classics   
The Inward Journey:  Travel as Meditation and Self-Exploration in Ancient Greece”

 

March 12, 2015 (11:00am through 1pm, Hofheimer Theater)

Dr. Sandra Billy

Dr. Sandra Billy, Director of the Center for Sacred Music
“Walking the Labyrinth: A Journey for those Who Can’t Make the Trip”

         

April 8, 2015 (11:00am, Fine Arts 9)

Dr. George Greenia

Dr. George Greenia, Professor of Hispanic Studies and Director of the Institute for Pilgrimage Studies at the College of William and Mary                                                                                           
“Sacred Steps:  Medieval Pilgrimage and the American Myth:  Searching for the New Jerusalem”

       

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