The stories of Noah and Jonah share a remarkable number of details, including: water, boats, a divinely-decreed catastrophe, and a prophet's desperate need to escape. These comparisons will lead us to a surprising inverse relationship between the stories, including opposing views on the question: is it really possible for human beings to change?
Lecture with Levinas Scholar
"What Can Levinas Teach
Us About Religion?'
CJS, Hedco Room
2465 Le Conte Ave, Berkeley
Lecture preceded by a welcome lunch for
CJS students only from 12-1pm.
(Student Lounge on the 1st floor of CJS bldg.)
Do you know why John Adams said, “Without religion this world would be something not fit to be mentioned in polite society, I mean Hell”? Do you know which biblical verse is inscribed on the Liberty Bell?
Randi Wren (GTU MA student in Jewish Studies) will speak on her research in commemoration of the signing of the United States Constitution in September 1787.
Madrasa/Midrasha Day of Learning sponsored by the Center for Islamic Studies and the Center for Jewish Studies
Rizwan Mawani, Educator and Scholar, MA Student, Center for Islamic Studies, GTU
Francesco Spagnolo, Curator at The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life
Carol Bier (moderator), Islamic Art Historian, Visiting Scholar, Center for Islamic Studies, GTU
Friday, September 20, 2013 (All day) to Saturday, September 21, 2013 (All day)
Presented by UC Berkeley's Institutions and Governance Program
How do American and European courts confront the problem of reconciling secular democratic principles with increasingly assertive faith identities? The aim of the workshop is to bring together a small group of distinguished judges, scholars and advocates to discuss the tensions between faith-based practices and secular ideals.