In Anthony Lane’s New Yorker review, he writes that Tree of Life “is a grief-powered movie, triggered by the revelation, near the start, that Jack’s brother R.L. died at the age of nineteen. The complaint that is floated, if never spoken, by the O’Briens in their loss, as by any mourner, is ‘Why forge everything, from the big bang onward, if it’s all going to conclude with this—the far greater cataclysm, to me, of a loved one’s dying?
Come read with us! No need to prepare beforehand: we’ll provide a copy of the reading (a short piece on science and religion) and offer pizza and wine as well. All you need is to come ready to read something great, eat something delicious, and discuss some important ideas.
Nan Hutton, ThD candidate at HDS, will present, "Religion is something you 'do'": Antoinette Brown Blackwell (1825-1921) accomplished a number of "firsts" that have significance within women's history as evidence of a woman succeeding in what were then male-dominated arenas. In Chapter 1, we'll read about her religious formation in the context of larger national narratives: the "woman question," "millennialism," "revivalism" and "benevolence and social reform" -- all of which influenced her commitments to "do" religion.