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Gonzaga U., Whitworth to Host 4th Annual Faith, Film, Philosophy Lecture Series Oct. 6-8

Posted on September 23, 2010 in: Academics, Alumni, Events, Faculty & Staff, Faith, Service, Students

The series is hosted by the Faith and Reason Institute of Gonzaga in conjunction with the Weyerhaeuser Center for Christian Faith & Learning at Whitworth. Photo by Jennifer Raudebaugh.

The series is hosted by the Faith and Reason Institute of Gonzaga in conjunction with the Weyerhaeuser Center for Christian Faith & Learning at Whitworth. Photo by Jennifer Raudebaugh.

SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga and Whitworth universities are sponsoring the 4th annual Faith, Film and Philosophy Lecture Series Oct. 6-8 with events planned at both campuses and downtown.

The goal of the series is to encourage students and community members to explore the complex relationships between faith and reason in contemporary culture, film and literature. The lectures are free and open to the public. The series is hosted by the Faith and Reason Institute of Gonzaga in conjunction with the Weyerhaeuser Center for Christian Faith & Learning at Whitworth.

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Following is event information for the Faith, Film and Philosophy Series:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m.
    Showing of “Children of Men” (2006), followed by discussion with Gonzaga Professors Brian Clayton and David Calhoun. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students.
    The Magic Lantern Theater, 25 W. Main Ave., Spokane; (509) 209-2383.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m.
    Lecture, “Movie Night in Zombie Land: A Christian Psychedelic Reading of Apocalyptic Cinema,” by Eric Cunningham, associate professor of history and assistant director of Catholic Studies at Gonzaga.
    Wolff Auditorium, Jepson School of Business Administration, Gonzaga University.
  • Thursday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m.
    Lecture, “Monster and Man: Are Morals Made Manifest in Matter?” by Lyra Pitstick, assistant professor of religion at Hope College.
    Robinson Teaching Theatre, Weyerhaeuser Hall, Whitworth.
  • Friday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m.
    Lecture, “Zombie Films: Primal Fears and Contemporary Anxieties,” by Kim Paffenroth, professor of religious studies at Iona College.
    Wolff Auditorium, Jepson School of Business Administration, Gonzaga.

For speaker profiles, please visit the following link . For more information about the lecture series, please e-mail Margaret Rankin at Gonzaga or Michelle Pace at Whitworth.

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