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Intersting lecture series at BU

From: Andras
Sent on: Thursday, November 3, 2011 10:13 PM

I am very happy to forward the following invitation to everybody in the group from Lynn Niizawa at BU:



I am the Graduate Student Assistant of the Institute for Philosophy & Religion. A member of our audience recently let us know of your Meetup group, and suggested that we let you know about a series of lectures available here at Boston University. You can find our website at

Each year the Institute sponsors a lecture series on issues that cross the boundaries between different academic disciplines and between scholars and the educated public. Past topics have included "Courage," "Loneliness," "Civility," "Life, Death, and Immortality," "Responsibility," and "Evil." In[masked], the series addresses the issue of "Politics, Religion and Theology." Our next lecturer will be Benjamin Lazier, Department of History, Reed College. Professor Lazier will speak on, "MIRACLES IN AN AGE OF TECHNOLOGICAL REPRODUCIBILITY."

Wednesday, November 16, 5-6:30 pm
Boston University School of Law Barristers Hall
765 Commonwealth Avenue First Floor
For map, see:

All our lectures are free and open to the public. This event is supported by the Boston University Center for the Humanities, and co-sponsored by Boston University's Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies

A bit of background on the Institute:
For more than forty years, the Institute for Philosophy & Religion has been a unique interdisciplinary forum for the exploration of issues at the intersection of philosophy, religion and public life. Its origins lie in a group of Boston University philosophers (the Personalists) who were among the teachers of Martin Luther King, Jr. when he was a Ph.D. candidate at Boston University, and over the years the Institute's programs have reflected broad concerns such as the promotion of social justice, the foundation of pluralistic societies and the deepest questions about life as reflected in theological and philosophical discourse.

Founded in 1970 with the cooperation of three academic units of Boston University—the Department of Philosophy, Department of Religion, and School of Theology—the Institute was envisioned as a home for serious philosophical and religious reflection. Under the successive directorships of Professor Lee Rouner and Professor David Eckel, the Institute has become one of the premier locations on the American academic landscape for interdisciplinary conversation about perennial and pressing intellectual concerns. Past lecturers and participants have included Karen Armstrong, Robert Bellah, Wendy Doniger, Jean Bethke Elshtain, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Charles Hartshorne, Bernard Lonergan, Jürgen Moltmann, W.V. Quine, Christopher Ricks, Paul Ricoeur, Ninian Smart, Huston Smith, Robert Thurman, and Elie Wiesel.

You can find a schedule of our lectures at Please feel free to let your members know about our lectures and even to use them for a Meetup. We would be happy to see you there!

Best regards,
Lynn Niizawa
Graduate Student Assistant

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