Week Three :: July 7–14

Interfaith Lecture Theme :: The Spirituality of Play

For Jews and Christians the notion of Sabbath is inscribed in the heart of the Ten Commandments and, therefore, in the heart of both religions — but how is this commandment differently understood and observed by each? How do we utilize the discipline of “taking a Sabbath day” to make space in an over-scheduled world? Why does this commandment insist on keeping the Sabbath Day holy — and how does one do that? How do faith traditions other than Judaism and Christianity relate to play? In this week we will discover that play is a necessary component of being human, and, perhaps, that play is therefore holy.

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2 p.m. Lectures

Interfaith Lectures

2 p.m., Monday-Thursday, Hall of Philosophy

The Interfaith Lecture Series is designed to present issues that impact the lived experience of everyday life from theological, religious, spiritual, ethical, and humanitarian perspectives.

Events

  • Monday, July 09, 2018 | 02:00pm

    Rabbi Samuel M. Stahl and Rabbi Zalman Vilenkin

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    Rabbi Samuel M. Stahl became Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Beth‑El, in San Antonio, Texas, in 2002, where for 26 years he had served as the Temple’s Senior Rabbi. Rabbi Zalman Vilenkin studied in Israel for 5 years and later at the Talmudical Seminary of Brooklyn, NY.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Tuesday, July 10, 2018 | 02:00pm

    Hussein Rashid

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    Hussein Rashid, PhD, is an adjunct faculty member in Barnard College’s Department of Religion. He teaches courses on Islam, and religion and popular culture.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Wednesday, July 11, 2018 | 02:00pm

    Vasudha Narayanan

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    Vasudha Narayanan is Distinguished Professor in the Department of Religion at the University of Florida and a past President of the American Academy of Religion (2001-2002). She was educated at the Universities of Madras and Bombay in India, and at Harvard University.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Thursday, July 12, 2018 | 02:00pm

    Diana Butler Bass

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    Diana Butler Bass is an author, speaker, and independent scholar specializing in American religion and culture.  She holds a Ph.D. in religious studies from Duke University and is the award-winning author of ten books...



    Location: Hall of Philosophy

     

  • Friday, July 13, 2018 | 02:00pm

    Vasudha Narayanan

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    Vasudha Narayanan is Distinguished Professor in the Department of Religion at the University of Florida and a past President of the American Academy of Religion (2001-2002). She was educated at the Universities of Madras and Bombay in India, and at Harvard University.



    Location: Hall of Philosophy