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Art Exhibit by Paul Roorda

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 (All day) to Friday, May 23, 2014 (All day)

Doug Adams Gallery (inside the Badè Museum of Biblical Archeology), Pacific School of Religion, 1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley

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WSR Spring Events

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 (All day) to Friday, April 18, 2014 (All day)

Robert John Russell and Ted Peters: Reading of the Sacred Texts, Monday, March 3

Monday, March 3, 2014 - 6:30pm

Robert John Russell and Dr. Ted Peters of the GTU Center for Theology and Natural Sciences will be featured at the 22nd annual Reading of the Sacred Texts. The  lecture is set for Monday evening, March 3, in the Dinner Board Room.  The reception begins at 6:30, followed by the lecture at 7:00. A book sale and signing  follow the lecture.

Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 6:00pm
Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys
NEH and ALA Bridging Cultures: Muslim Bookshelf Collection
 
Date & Time
January 14, February 11, March 4, April 8, and May 6, 2014,  6:00pm - 7:30pm
 
Location
Pleasant Hill Senior Center
233 Gregory Lane Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
 

History of Women's Studies at the GTU

Friday, March 7, 2014 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm

Join WSR in celebrating Women’s History Month by attending this panel on the history of Women’s Studies at the Graduate Theological Union on Friday March 7th in the Dinner Boardroom from 12-1:30. Panelists will discuss the Center for Women’s Studies as well as our own Women’s Studies in Religion Certificate Program. Panel will be followed by a reception. 

Worth 2 Units

The Berkeley School of Jewish Literature

Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 11:00am

A Symposium in Honor of Chana Kronfeld

Join us for this conference celebrating the publication of a festschrift put together by Chana Kronfeld’s students, exploring the question of the distinctive Berkeley approach to Jewish literature. Sponsored by CJS and the UCB Center for Jewish Studies.

Cultural Equity: Ways of Looking at Islamic Art

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 11:15am

Cultural Equity: Ways of Looking at Islamic Art, presentation by Carol Bier

Carol Bier, Islamic Art Historian & Visiting Scholar at the Center for Islamic Studies (GTU)
presentation to be held in Professor Munir Jiwa's Islam in the Public Sphere class

 

Location: Pacific School of Religion (PSR), Mudd 103 

CIS Spring Open House

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 -
12:30pm to 2:30pm
SPRING OPEN HOUSE RECEPTION
at the Center for Islamic Studies

 

Meet our students, scholars, learn about our programs, and get involved!

The Latke Hamentasch Debate

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 6:00pm

GTU Library, Dinner Board Room, 2400 Ridge Rd, Berkeley, CA

 

This debate, an academic tradition that goes back to 1948, will explore with utmost rigor and close attention to relevant sources the ultimate question--which is better: The latke? Or the hamantasch?

Presented by the GTU's Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies and the Center for Jewish Studies at the University of California-Berkeley.

Iconograpy 101

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 6:00pm

with Rossitza Schroeder, Assistant Professor of Arts and Religion, Pacific School of Religion

When Opposites Attract: The Fusion Calligraphy of Haji Noor Deen

Friday, March 14, 2014 - 4:00pm
When Opposites Attract: The Fusion Calligraphy of Haji Noor Deen

Green Tea Conversation: Australian Aboriginal Religion and The Art of Sacred Sites

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm

Asia Project 

Green Tea Conversation: Australian Aboriginal Religion and The Art of Sacred Sites

Conversation and Book Signing with Maija Rhee Devine

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 -
5:00pm to 6:30pm

(Worth 1 Unit)

Lecture with Visiting Professor of Rabbinics at CJS, Charlotte Fonrobert, Stanford University

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 5:00pm

GTU Library, Dinner Board Room, 2400 Ridge Rd, Berkeley, CA

Co-Sponsored by the Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies

Ritual Practice and Ritual Theory In the Mishnah: A Lecture with Naftali Cohn

Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 12:30pm

Naftali Cohn studies the texts and culture of Jews in Classical to Late Antiquity, focusing especially on the group known as the rabbis, who produced texts that became canonical and foundational for subsequent Jewish literature and practice. His research centers on the late-second or early-third century law collection known as the Mishnah, which he reads using the critical lenses of ritual theory, narratology, memory/historiography, feminist theory, and poststructuralist critical theory in general.

Global Crossroads: Mormonism and Asia in the 21st Century

Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 9:00am

Chapel of the Great Commission, Pacific School of Religion, 1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley.

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Reason, Revelation, Experience, & the Body

Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 9:00am

San Francisco Theological Seminary

Alexander Hall, 40 Kensington Rd., San Anselmo, CA 94960

Six religion scholars will explore the different ways in which people come to know God. Each scholar will present their research and then answer questions from the audience. A roundtable discussion will follow the individual presentations.

Public Scripture: Reading Out of Context

Sunday, March 30, 2014 (All day) to Monday, March 31, 2014 (All day)

Graduate Student Colloquium in Scripture, Interpretation and Practice
University of Virginia
Plenary Speaker: Laurie Zoloth (Ph.D. '93), Northwestern University

Call for Papers

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