The big symposium our Humanities Center hosted in September introduced a range of perspectives pertaining to the theme of vulnerability. This follow-up event will attend primarily to what vulnerability means relative to our teaching practices, especially regarding the interplay of faith and intellect. Our guest, Bo Karen Lee (of the Princeton Theological Seminary), will give a brief lecture titled “The Compassionate Christ in the Classroom,” followed by a roundtable discussion featuring Professor Lee, members of our own faculty, students, and anyone in the audience who wishes to join the discussion by asking a question or offering a perspective. The event will be held on Thursday, November 15th from 3:00-4:30 in JFSB B192 (the Education in Zion Theater), and a reception will follow across the hallway in the Foreign Language Activity Center (B003).
The following day, Friday, November 16th, Professor Lee will give a follow-up lecture on the relationship between vulnerability and spirituality, centered on the German mystic Hildegard of Bingen. We will hold that lecture in JFSB 4010 (the dean’s conference room); lunch will follow shortly after noon.
Title: “The Wisdom of Weakness in Hildegard of Bingen’s Scivias”