When Henri Matisse accepted the challenge to design decorations for a Dominican chapel in Vence, in southern France, he relished the opportunity to transform a small and ordinary space into a spiritual vessel through the power of his art.
“The Fall from our Ancient Nature: Plato’s Aristophanic Speech on Eros and the Biblical Story of Adam and Eve”
Speaker: Dr. Ronna Burger, Catherine & Henry J. Gaisman Chair, Sizeler Professor of Jewish Studies,Tulane University
Speaker: Flagg Taylor
The tradition of liberal education recognizes and respects us as persons, but this kind of education is increasingly threatened today. Our situation within the academy exhibits significant parallels with the status of human beings caught in the grip of ideology in totalitarian regimes.
The Ecumenical Institute presents the Bishop Flanagan lecture ""Commemorating the Reformation in 2017? Looking Forward by Looking Back", presented by Tal Howard, Professor of History and the Humanities, Valparaiso University.
Topic: Catholic higher education faces an uncertain future. What should someone newly hired to teach in a Catholic institution aim to be or to do? How does someone starting out in a Catholic institution participate in or support the mission of liberal education?
Rabbi Klein Lecture: Suzanne Garment will address how we are to understand the contemporary resurgence of both violent and non-violent anti-Semitism. What is its origin, and is it likely to fade away or grow in strength?