Fall Lecture - November 13-14
Sponsor registration will open at 5pm on September 14th
Dr. Barbara Brown Taylor
Butman Professor of Religion
Barbara offers this introduction to her lectures:
In his award-winning book The Dignity of Difference, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks challenged members of the Abrahamic faiths to develop “theologies of difference” drawn from their own scriptural, theological, and historical traditions.
The Christian claim of God’s unique revelation in Christ has made this especially difficult to do—and even more necessary to do—since the identification of God with a single faith may cut followers of that faith off from the essential “otherness” of God.
In her talks as this fall’s Mountaintop Lecturer, Taylor will reflect on the “divine array” of religions that both reveal and conceal the face of God.
Lecture 1: The Problem of the Stranger
Lecture 2: The Melchizedek Effect
Lecture 3: How to Be a Perfect Stranger
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