The Visiting Scholar in Religion program in Lawrence brings the academic and faith communities together with an acclaimed speaker to address issues of faith.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1 7:00 pm @ Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire Street Black Box Studio “The Song of Songs: An Erotic Love of God, the Beloved, and the Natural World” The lecture will begin by contrasting divine transcendent love (with the help of Plato) and immanent love (with the help of Louise Erdrich, an Indigenous author). We will see how both loves intermingle in various ways in such Western religious traditions as Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. Next, we turn to the Song of Songs, a biblical text that is both transcendent and immanent—both earthly and sensual as well as sacred and holy.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 2 5:00 pm: Haskell Indian Nations University - Parker Hall, Room 110 "Leslie Silko and the Power of Indigenous Storytelling: Healing and Resistance in Defiance of Settler Colonialism"
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3 11:15 am-12:30 pm University of Kansas - Religious Studies Classroom, Strong Hall “Religion in American Society”
THEOLOGIAN IN RESIDENCE CONSORTIUM MEMBERS: First Baptist Church First Presbyterian Church First United Methodist Church Islamic Center of Lawrence Lawrence Jewish Community Congregation Plymouth Congregational Church Trinity Episcopal Church Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Lawrence Ecumenical Campus Ministries at KU (ECM) Haskell Indian Nations University University of Kansas Department of Religious Studies