Jack A. Gilbert, Environmental Microbiologist with Argonne National Laboratory and Associate Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution will join us to speak on "The Microbiome Revolution: Why microbes control your life!"
The recent renovation of Bond Chapel for the installation of the Reneker organ was the catalyst for other significant changes around the Chapel: midweek worship at the Divinity School continues to experience its own season of transformation.
Donald G. York, the Horace B. Horton Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, the Enrico Fermi Institute, and the College, has been selected to deliver the Divinity School's John Nuveen Lecture for 2014. The title of his lecture will be "It is Not the Heat, It is the Humility: The Limits of Knowledge."
Join MDiv student Elijah Kindred and members of the Bright Star Church community and the Anshe Emet synagogue community at our Wednesday Lunch on October 15 to discuss their project to build interfaith understanding AND a playground in Bronzeville – from the ground up – in one day.
Join the Philosophy of Religion Workshop, the Literature and Philosophy Workshop, and the Religion and Literature Club for a lecture with Amy Hollywood on Friday, October 10, at 3pm: "On the True, the Real, and Critique in the Study of Religion."
Dr. Steven Heine will deliver a public lecture on Friday, October 10 at the Divinity School. His lecture, "There Goes Rhymin' Dōgen (1200-1253): A Medieval Japanese Monk Well-Versed in Chinese Chan Poetics," will be held at 4:30 in the Lecture Hall (3rd floor).
We continue our Wednesday Lunch program on October 8 with guest Michael W. Philips, Jr., Executive Director of South Side Projections, a nonprofit organization presenting film screenings throughout Chicago’s south side.
Wendy Doniger, the Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religion; also in the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations, the Committee on Social Thought, and the College, will deliver a series of lectures on The Manipulation of Religion by the Sciences of Politics and Pleasure in Ancient India at Yale
Our Wednesday Lunch program – open to all! – kicks off the year on October 1st with Margaret M. Mitchell, Dean of the Divinity School and the Shailer Mathews Professor of New Testament and Early Christian Literature, speaking on "Teaching Religion and the First Amendment: The Case of the Hobby Lobby Bible Curriculum."
Our 2014 Marty Center Fellows represent the Marty Center's emphasis on global interactions and religion. We asked them what they hoped to accomplish this year as Fellows. Read their answers.