Adult Education Archive 2014

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The Book of Job and Its Afterlife

The Book of Job, praised as a supreme work of literary art and as the most poignant in the entire Bible, has also had an exceedingly rich history of reception. These presentations will explore all these facets of the book.

Sept 14 The Artistry of the Book Leong Seow, Princeton Theological Seminary
Sept 21 Theologies Perspectives in Job Leong Seow, Princeton Theological Seminary
Sept 28 Job in the Visual Arts Leong Seow, Princeton Theological Seminary
Oct 5 Job in Western Literature[Audio File to come] Leong Seow, Princeton Theological Seminary

The Isenheim Altarpiece

3/4 One of the art works the group hopes to see in June is the Isenheim Altarpiece by Mathis Nithart (also known as Matthias Gruenewald). This year the altar is exhibited at the Dominican Church in Colmar, Princeton’s sister city in France. In this session, Dr. Froehlich discusses the theological message of these intricate paintings which include the famous crucifixion.
The recording begins late, just a few sentences into Dr. Froehlich’s presentation.
Karlfried Froehlich, Princeton Theological Seminary

Hidden Art Treasures of the Alps

4/27 Part Two Karlfried Froehlich, Princeton Theological Seminary
3/2 Part OneNassau’s June 2014 trip will be an unusual adventure. The group will certainly visit cities in Germany, France, and Switzerland which people have seen before, but the emphasis at those places and beyond will be on the byways rather than the highways, the precious gems rather than the big tourist attractions. For Dr. Froehlich it will be a journey into his own past when in his student years he eagerly sought out the secret treasures of the region and explored their role in the fascinating story of European Christianity. He will offer us glimpses into the background of that story as well as into the experience of his own exposure to the Christian culture of the region, a culture which reaches back to the time of the early church and has found ever new exciting expressions through the centuries right into our own time. Karlfried Froehlich, Princeton Theological Seminary

Controversies on the Boundary of Religion & Science

In this final session, evaluate different models for relating religion and science.
James W. Joyce, Rutgers University
Do you accept or reject the theory of evolution? In what sense are we unique as a species? Let’s turn a clinician’s critical eye on neuroscience and religion, and consider the possibility of dualism.
James W. Joyce, Rutgers University
How do we know what we know? Join us for an exploration of human understanding in religion and science, and a consideration of the mischievous dichotomies of faith versus proof, subjectivity versus objectivity, and religion versus science.
James W. Joyce, Rutgers University

The Theology and Liturgy of Passover

3/23 Explore some specific prayers and practices of Passover. Learn how Passover fits into the Jewish calendar, its scriptural roots, and especially its meaning over the centuries and for our time. Rabbi Adam Feldman, The Jewish Center of Princeton

Who Killed Jesus? The Arrest, Trial, and Death Sentence of the Messiah

3/9 Hear and read the stories of the passion of Christ in the Gospels with greater depth, understanding, and appreciate. Examine the narratives of the arrest, trial, and crucifixion of Jesus within the historical context of Jewish life in the Roman Empire in the first century. Shane Berg, VP of Communication and External Relations at Princeton Theological Seminary

Women in the Middle East

2/23 Explore being Palestinian, Christian, liberal and a woman in the Middle East – the joys and sorrows, the ups and downs. Ellen Khouri

Eyes on the Middle East: US Push for Palestinian-Israeli Peace

2/16 Explore what prompted the USA via Secretary of State John Kerry to make such a determined push to launch Palestinian-Israeli peace negotiations, and hear an analysis of what we know about the progress of the talks and the major issues at stake. Examine the important role of American churches in trying to promote peace and justice and what more could be done. Rami G. Khouri, American University of Beirut

Eyes on the Middle East: Revolutions and Counter-Revolutions

2/9 Review the many different outcomes in six countries where the Arab uprisings and revolutions had the most impact – Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Syria, Bahrain and Yemen. Then hear an analysis of the positive and negative developments that have occurred, and the reasons for them, including thoughts on implications of the USA. Rami G. Khouri, American University of Beirut

Eyes on the Islamic Faith Shaping Life and Work

2/2 Mahjabeen, a Muslim woman and Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, finds God/Ayats/Signs while working with the human cell. Post 9/11, the Divine turned her life around. Listen to her personal journey and how faith pulled her from the depths of darkness. Hear about her ability to manage life, heed her calling, and the love she has for this specialty. Mahjabeen Hassan

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