Upcoming Philosophy and Religion Seminars
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What is forgiveness? This seminar explores and compares the varieties of forgiveness found in biblical stories. We will get behind the eyes of characters like Jacob and Esau; Joseph and his brothers; David, Bathsheba, and other adulterous women; the Prodigal Son; and the Apocalypse’s Spirit/Bride. Culminating in a radical...
The sacred tends to be associated with gravity, not levity. But laughter has had a role in religion. In this seminar we will look at laughter in religion and laughter at religion. We will survey the ancient Near East and the Greco-Roman world and Judaism, Christianity, and other religions. Then, we will end the class with a look at recent...