Repeats on the first Thursday of February, March, April, May, September, October, November, December until Thu May 01 2014 .
The ancient service of Compline is held on the first Thursday of each month during the academic Term. Based upon the traditional evening liturgy of scripture, music, prayers, and silence, this twenty-minute service is sung in the candlelit space of Appleton Chapel by members of the Harvard University Choir. All are welcome.
James Carroll is author of ten novels and seven works of non-fiction, including the National Book Award winning An American Requiem; the New York Times bestselling Constantine’s Sword, now an acclaimed documentary; House of War, which won the first PEN-Galbraith Award; and Jerusalem, Jerusalem: How the Ancient City Ignited Our Modern World, which was named a 2011 Best Book by Publishers Weekly. His Boston Globe columns were honored with the 2012 Scripps Howard Award for Best Commentary. He lectures widely, both in the United States and abroad. In 2014, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will publish his eleventh novel, Warburg in Rome, and Viking will publish Christ Actually: The Son of God for The Secular Age, his eighth work of non-fiction.
Over the course of the academic year (2013–14), Professor Walton will lead six evening discussion sessions aimed at teaching and facilitating a socio-historical reading of the Bible, using the same exegetical method he employs when preparing his Sunday morning sermons. All welcome.
The Faith & Life Forum seeks to deepen our devotional lives by promoting religious literacy and cultural competency concerning communities of faith. Each week we hear from leading thinkers as it pertains to matters of ultimate concern such as love, justice, suffering, and salvation. Speakers include scholars of religion, religious intellectuals, and other artists whose work captures conceptions of the sacred and wrestles with the mysterious dimensions of...