“When Writing Becomes Art: A Key Aspect of Islamic Culture”
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
President’s Suite, Kilcawley Center
Sheila Blair is Norma Jean Calderwood University Professor of Islamic and Asian Art at Boston College. She teaches about all aspects of Islamic art from the earliest to modern times. Author or co-author of 17 books and more than 200 academic articles, she has won many international awards in her field. With her husband and colleague, Professor Jonathan Bloom, she served as artistic consultant to the three-hour documentary Islam: Empire of Faith, shown nationally on PBS.
Free and Open to the Public! Classes welcome!
For further information, call the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at 330–941–3448.
The following is a talk by our own Dr. Chris Bache at the international transpersonal conference in Prague last September.It gives an overview of the book he is just finishing — Diamonds from Heaven — on his 20 year psychedelic journey 1979–99.
Congratulations to Dr. Mark Vopat whose book Children’s Rights and Moral Parenting was recently re-released in paperback by Lexington Books. Dr. Vopat’s book offers a systematic treatment of a variety of issues involving the intersection of the rights of children and the moral responsibility of parents. The text presents a theory of the relationship between parents, children, and the state which can then be applied to the real life decisions that parents are often in the position to make on behalf of their children. In many instances, our current view of parental rights has granted parents far more discretion than is morally warranted. This conclusion is arrived at by carefully considering the unique status children have; socially, legally and morally in most western societies. Children’s Rights and Moral Parenting
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Dr. Michael Jerryson was invited to present a paper on Buddhist violence in Asia, titled “Marketing the Buddha and its Blasphemy” at the BBB Copenhagen Conference at the University of Copenhagen. Drawing upon his fieldwork among militant monks in Southern Thailand and studies across Asia, Michael Jerryson spoke about how Buddhist monks can reconcile their faith with acts of violence, and how the Buddhist traditions similar to other religious systems contain scriptures and beliefs that justify violence.
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Mark Vopat, and Alan recently co-authored a paper, titled “The Business of Boycotting: Having your chicken and eating it too”. The paper was published in the Journal of Business Ethics a peer-reviewed academic journal published by Springer Science+Business Media. The journal is listed on the Financial Times List of the top 50 business journals.