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The Biology of Spirit -- Fall Lecture Series 6

When

STARTS: Monday, October 24, 2016 at 7:00 PM
ENDS: Monday, October 24, 2016 at 8:15 PM

Where
5416 S. Cornell (see map)
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Details

Join us from September 12 to December 5, 2016, for The Biology of Spirit. Lectures in this course are designed to introduce participants to current theologies of the relationship of body, mind, and spirit, as well as to the wide range of scientic research that is exploring the interplay among these dimensions of human being. Discussion will include focus on potential implications for our own spiritual practice.

Each session will consist of a public lecture (K2019), 7-8:15 p.m. (includes time for Q&A); 15 minute break; discussion and/or further input with students taking the course for credit (S5009), 8:30-9:45 p.m. Registration is required. To register, click here.

9/12  THEOLOGY OF BODY-MIND-SPIRIT: FROM THE BIBLE TO TEILHARD AND BEYOND, Mary Frohlich, RSCJ

9/19  RESEARCH ON RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE: FROM ALISTER HARDY TO D’AQUILI AND NEWBERG, Mary Frohlich, RSCJ

9/26  EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY AND RELIGION, Mladen Turk

10/3  SOIL AND THE SOUL:  HUMAN CONNECTION TO EARTH AND PLACE, Paul Heltne and Mary Frohlich, RSCJ

10/10  ANIMAL COMMUNICATION, RELATIONALITY, AND SOULFULNESS, Anne Benvenuti

10/24  SPIRITUALITY AND HEALTH, C. Vanessa White

10/31  THE SOCIAL BRAIN:  EMPATHY AND RELATIONALITY, David Hogue

11/7  NEUROBIOLOGY OF MEMORY, SELF, AND RITUAL, David Hogue

11/14  ANTECEDENTS AND CONSEQUENCES OF AWE, Anne Henly

11/21  MYSTICISM, Louis Komjathy

11/28  ALTRUISM IS NOT MORALITY: A LESSON FROM EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY AND SOCIAL NEUROSCIENCE, Jean Decety

12/5  ECOLOGY, EUCHARIST, AND THE DOCTRINE OF “RESURRECTION OF THE BODY,” Mary Frohlich, RSCJ

Speaker bios:
Mary Frohlich, RSCJ, Associate Professor of Spirituality, CTU course coordinator, and author of The Intersubjectivity of the Mystic: A Study of Teresa of Avila’s Interior Castle

Anne Benvenuti, Professor of Psychology and Philosophy, University of Winchester; author of Spirit Unleashed: Reimagining Human-Animal Interactions

Jean Decety, Professor of Psychology and Neurobiology, University of Chicago and author of many books including The Moral Brain: A Multidisciplinary Perspective

Paul Heltne, Primate Scientist and President Emeritus, Chicago Academy of Sciences

Anne Henly, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, University of Chicago

David Hogue, Professor of Pastoral Theology and Counseling, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary; author of Remembering the Future, Imagining the Past

Louis Komjathy, Associate Professor of Theology and Religious Studies, University of San Diego, and author of seven books including Contemplative Literature: A Comparative Sourcebook

Mladen Turk, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Elmhurst College; author of Being Religious: Cognitive and Evolutionary Theories in Historical Perspective

C. Vanessa White, Assistant Professor of Spirituality and Ministry, CTU, and co-author of Songs of our Hearts, Meditations of our Souls: Prayers for Black Catholics

Cost
$15 per lecture; $150 for the series
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