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Following the principle that faith and learning are partners in liberal education, the McFarland Center's programs foster dialogue that respects differences and provide a forum for intellectual exchange that is interreligious as well as interdisciplinary, intercultural, and international in scope. These lectures explore aspects of comparative religion, religious history, Jesuit heritage, and contemporary faith. See also related collections on "Catholics and Cultures," "Jewish-Christian Understanding" and "Religion and Modernity."

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Following the principle that faith and learning are partners in liberal education, the McFarland Center's programs foster dialogue that respects differences and provide a forum for intellectual exchange that is interreligious as well as interdisciplinary, intercultural, and international in scope. These lectures explore aspects of comparative religion, religious history, Jesuit heritage, and contemporary faith. See also related collections on "Catholics and Cultures," "Jewish-Christian Understanding" and "Religion and Modernity."

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    Spyridon Antonopoulous, director of Psaltikon, gives pre-concert lecture on Byzantine chant

    Spyridon Antonopoulous, director of Psaltikon, gives pre-concert lecture on Byzantine chant

    Spyridon Antonopoulos, founder and director of the vocal ensemble Psaltikon, gives a pre-concert lecture on Byzantine chant, the sacred music of the Eastern Orthodox liturgical rite, and explores its written and oral traditions.

    • 41 min
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    Denise Buell "Fleshy Passages: How Feminist Biblical Studies Can Contribute to Rethinking Health and Illness"

    Denise Buell "Fleshy Passages: How Feminist Biblical Studies Can Contribute to Rethinking Health and Illness"

    Denise Buell, Cluett Professor of Religion and Dean of Faculty at Williams College, draws from recent studies in microbiology and early Christian texts to offer contemporary ways of thinking about health and environmental responsibility. She suggests that current thinking about the human as a microbiome has early Christian antecedents. She uses the example of amulets worn for healing and protection to illustrate early Christians' relationships with the non-human environment and to demonstrate how the feminist perspective is changing what is relevant in the study of early Christian texts.

    • 1h 7 min
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    Luc Bonaventure Amoussou, S.J. "Caesar or God? The Source of Authentic Power in MT 22:15-22"

    Luc Bonaventure Amoussou, S.J. "Caesar or God? The Source of Authentic Power in MT 22:15-22"

    Rev. Luc Bonaventure Amoussou, S.J., is an International Visiting Jesuit Scholar at Holy Cross. Originally from Benin and the West Africa Province, he recently earned his Ph.D. in biblical studies at University of St. Michael's College, Toronto. His studies focus on the intersection of religion and politics. In this lecture, Amoussou takes a closer look at a popular proverb long used to support the idea of separation of Church and State: "Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's." (Matthew, 22:21) What was the true intent of Jesus' words 2,000 years ago? Are they an apt defense for the modern dichotomy between religion and politics?

    • 1h 9 min
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    Paula M. Kane '80 "Stigmata on the Hudson: The Strange Tale of Sister Thorn"

    Paula M. Kane '80 "Stigmata on the Hudson: The Strange Tale of Sister Thorn"

    Paula M. Kane, a Holy Cross alumna and former trustee, speaks about her recent book "Sister Thorn and Catholic Mysticism in Modern America." Margaret Reilly, known as Sister Thorn, was a
    stigmatist and mystic who became a controversial figure among the Sisters of the Good Shepherd in Peekskill, New York in the early 20th century. Kane discusses the concepts of stigmata, suffering and sanctity that frame Sister Thorn's life and legacy. Kane is associate professor and Marous Chair of Catholic Studies at the University of Pittsburgh.

    • 1h 7 min
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    Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza "The Apocalypse of John: Its World of Vision and Our Own?

    Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza "The Apocalypse of John: Its World of Vision and Our Own?

    Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza, the Krister Stendahl Professor of Divinity at Harvard Divinity School, discusses the Book of Revelation’s world of vision and ask whether it proclaims God’s word as a word of liberating justice or as a word of vengeance and destruction.

    • 1h 11 min
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    Robert A. Maryks "'Our Catastrophe is Here at Hand': The Jesuit Suppression"

    Robert A. Maryks "'Our Catastrophe is Here at Hand': The Jesuit Suppression"

    Robert A. Maryks, Visiting Scholar at the Jesuit Institute at Boston College, discusses the immediate and long-run causes of the 18th-century suppression of the Society of Jesus. 2014 marks the 200th anniversary of the restoration of the Jesuits.

    • 1h 4 min

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