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A brilliant comedy based on a character from Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor, this period piece boasts an updated twist, pops of color and designs from a modern point of view for modern tastes.
Rebecca Moore has a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Marquette University, where her specialty was Jewish and Christian dialogue. She has written and published on medieval Christian theologians and their debt to Jewish biblical commentary. She co-authored the book A Portable God: The Origin of Judaism and Christianity with SDSU colleague Risa Levitt Kohn. Dr. Moore also studies New Religious Movements, where she has concentrated on interpreting a group called Peoples Temple and the events at Jonestown, Guyana that occurred in November 1978.
Bring your own dairy lunch and discuss the week’s parasha with Rabbi Earne.
The past two decades have seen religion emerge as a central force in world politics and a frequent instigator of global conflict. We have witnessed multiple manifestations of global Islamist terror and have seen both Muslim and Jewish religious ideologies increasingly mainstreamed into political governance in ways that tend to fuel and exacerbate conflicts. This re-emergence of God as a dominant force in world affairs, moreover, is not only relegated to the Middle East. Religion is also playing an increasingly influential and often contentious role in political discourse and public policy in the United States.
If religion is supposed to guard our best human virtues, why does it so often lead to war and injustice? When God enters the conversation and dictates human ethical and social norms, is this a force for good or evil? For moral progress or moral corruption? What are the consequences of faith?
Join us as we examine Donniel Hartman’s radical and provocative notion that religion has an “autoimmune disease,” a critical flaw that leads to its misuse. We will discuss the “disease’s” two main symptoms: “God intoxication” and “God manipulation,” and Hartman’s “cure” for their pathology.
Master performer Brain Gore returns to the Center for another critically acclaimed performance celebrating the world’s finest guitarists! This brilliant acoustic extravaganza features Gore along with a new cast of celebrated guitar luminaries including Luca Stricagnoli, Chrystian Dozza, and Debashis Bhattacharya.
Hailing from Veracruz, Mexico, the Villalobos Brothers are acclaimed as one of today’s leading contemporary Mexican ensembles. The violin trio draws on many genres including San Jarocho, jazz, rock, and blues. These classically trained virtuosos deliver a signature style known as “Fast-Chatting Violin,” for a mesmerizing brew of brilliance, cadence and virtuosity.