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Fifth Annual Faith, Film & Philosophy Lecture Series Opens Sept. 21, Continues Sept. 28-30

Posted on September 13, 2011 in: Academics, Alumni, Arts, Events, Faculty & Staff, Faith, Parents, Service, Students

Mystery is a theme for many of the events planned for the Fifth Annual Faith, Film and Philosophy Lecture Series Sept. 21 and Sept. 28-30.

SPOKANE, Wash. – The Faith and Reason Institute at Gonzaga University and the Weyerhaeuser Center for Christian Faith & Learning at Whitworth University will sponsor the Fifth Annual Faith, Film and Philosophy Lecture Series Sept. 21 and Sept. 28-30. Events will take place at Gonzaga, Whitworth and elsewhere in Spokane.

The purpose 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. All lectures are free and open to the public.

Following is the schedule of events for the Faith, Film and Philosophy Series:

Wednesday, Sept. 21
The movie “A History of Violence” (2005) at 7 p.m., at the Magic Lantern Theatre, 25 W. Main Ave. A discussion with Gonzaga philosophy faculty Brian Clayton, David Calhoun and Richard McClelland will follow this event, which is sponsored in conjunction with the Spokane International Film Festival. Admission: $7 for adults; $5 for students. Contact the Spokane International Film Festival at (509) 720-7743.

Wednesday, Sept. 28
Lecture by scholar Catherine Tkacz titled, “Let Justice Roll Down Like Waters: The Mystery as Affirmation of Justice” at 7 p.m. in the Jepson Center Wolff Auditorium at Gonzaga. Tkacz is a research associate of Bishop White Seminary at Gonzaga.

Thursday, Sept. 29
The Gonzaga University Socratic Club features a lecture by independent scholar Daniel McInerny, a writer and CEO of Trojan Tub Entertainment, titled “Sucking the Life from Our Children: Hollywood and the Romance of the Living Dead,” at 3 p.m., in Room 006 of the Jepson Center at Gonzaga.

  • Lecture by Daniel McInerny titled, “On Mysteries and the Higher Mystery,” 7 p.m., Robinson Teaching Theatre in Weyerhaeuser Hall at Whitworth.

Friday, Sept. 30
Lecture by Michael Foley, professor of philosophy and theology at Baylor University, titled: “The Mystery: Christian Heir or Nemesis?” The event begins at 7 p.m. in the Jepson Center’s Wolff Auditorium at Gonzaga.

For speaker profiles, please visit the following website. For more information about the lecture series, please call (509) 777-3275 or visit the Gonzaga University Faith and Reason Institute online.

The Gonzaga University Faith and Reason Institute is dedicated to developing an integrationist understanding of faith and reason through a philosophical investigation into both the nature and results of scientific research, and through critical discussion and reflection on topics in philosophical theology. The Institute aims to achieve these ends through the sponsorship of curriculum enhancement efforts, scholarly research, and public programs.

For more information, please contact: Margaret Rankin, program coordinator, Gonzaga Faith and Reason Institute, at (509) 592-0377 or via e-mail; or Michelle Pace, program coordinator, Weyerhaeuser Center for Christian Faith & Learning at Whitworth, at (509) 777-3275 or via e-mail; or Pete Porter, director of the Spokane International Film Festival, at (509) 939-6648 or via e-mail.

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