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Religious Experience as Sacred Text - Annual Reading of the Sacred Texts: March 13

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 6:30pm

Arthur Holder, GTU Dean, Vice President for Academic Affairs, and the John Dillenberger Professor of Christian Spirituality, will speak on Religious Experience as Sacred Text at the Flora Lamson Hewlett Library's Annual Reading of the Sacred Texts.

What does it really mean when you tell someone that “I can read you like a book”? What makes the “book” of human experience into a truly sacred text? When does experience become a challenge to the authority of the text, or a substitute for it? This lecture will explore the complex relationship of religious experience to sacred text in the history of Christian spirituality, from the ancient period of stone tablets to the current digital age.

Dinner Board Room, Flora Lamson Hewlett Library, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley
Lecture at 7:00 pm. A reception will precede the lecture at 6:30 pm.

Laity and Lay Ministry

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 7:30pm

This year, the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University will host a series of events on the theme "The Unfinished Agenda of Vatican II," commemorating the 50th anniversary of Vatican II (the first session met in October 1962).

Fred Parrella and Sally Vance Trembath, both Religious Studies faculty members at Santa Clara University, will speak.

Envisioning the Future of Theology and Ethics - A Womanist Perspective

Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 6:30pm

womanist ethics flyerWSR hosts the panel Envisioning the Future of Theology & Ethics: A Womanist Perspective

Performing the Bible - a play in four acts

Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 7:00pm

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

Sunstone West 2013

Friday, March 15, 2013 (All day) to Sunday, March 17, 2013 (All day)

Sunstone West is a symposium sponsored by Sunstone Magazine, a publication dedicated to Mormon experience, scholarship, issues, and art.

All sessions will be held at Pacific School of Religion, 1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley. One session will be dedicated to Mormon Studies at the GTU and the Academy. Arthur Holder (GTU), doctoral student Michael Reed, and Sheila Taylor (GTU Ph.D. '11) are plenary speakers with Robert Rees (GTU) moderating. Taylor and Rees are featured speakers throughout the symposium.

WSR Coffee Conversation with Monica Coleman, Keri Day, and Andrea White

Friday, March 15, 2013 - 10:00am

Womanist Ethics FlyerJoin WSR on March 15th for a Coffee Conversation with Monica Coleman, Keri Day, and Andrea White on March 15th from 10:00- 11:30am in the GTU Dinner Boardroom.

CJS Career Day

Monday, March 18, 2013 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm
This will be an opportunity for current CJS students and prospective students to learn about professional opportunities after graduation. Vegetarian lunch will be served. Monday, March 18, 12:30pm Richard Dinner Board Room, GTU, 2400 Ridge Rd, Berkeley

CJS Career Day

Monday, March 18, 2013 - 12:30pm
This will be an opportunity for current CJS students and prospective students to learn about professional opportunities after graduation. Vegetarian lunch will be served. Monday, March 18, 12:30pm Richard Dinner Board Room, GTU, 2400 Ridge Rd, Berkeley

'Jew-hunting". New Polish research on the Shoah” with Konstanty Gebert

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 4:00pm
PLEASE NOTE DATE AND TIME CHANGE GTU Library, Richard Dinner Board Room, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley

Thirsting for Springs of Living Water - Renewing Our Catholic Spirit with Sr. Kathleen Hughes

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 7:30pm

Sr. Kathleen Hughes, RSCJ - Sacraments and Chicken Soup: Sacramental Living in a Post-Conciliar Church

Main Building Chapel, Sacred Heart Schools, 150 Valparaiso Avenue, Atherton, CA

This forum is designed for Catholics who want to deepen their faith through dialogue and reflection, and engage with prominent church leaders while they share perspectives on the Catholic faith in light of Vatican II.

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