Program Events & Student Activities
2013 Upcoming Events
Spielberg's Lincoln and the Issue of American Exceptionalism
April 10th | 5:30 pm | Nott Memorial
Bob Jewett was a Wold Senior Fellow at Union in 2010 and is a distinguished scholar of religion, having taught at Garret Evangelical Seminary and Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois for over 20 years. He is now Visiting Professor of New Testament at the University of Heidelberg. In addition to being an internationally recognized scholar in New Testament studies, he has also received recognition for work he has done on the intersection of popular culture, political rhetoric, and religious ideas. He argues that religious ideas have infiltrated how America views itself, and that such ideas often find expression in US foreign policy. The 'Captain America Complex' is one such idea, in which America understands itself to be saving the world from ‘evil forces’. This lecture explores another vein of American self-understanding.
Feb. 20th | 6:30 pm | Lippman 201
A documentary film about women, religion, and India that compares the enculturation of women into both Hindu fundamentalist camps and compares this to the process of involving women in beauty pageant camps in India.