Below are videos from Ignatian Center events as well as promotional items.

  • Contested Origins

    Contested Origins

    The Hindu Hymn of the Person, the Origin of the Caste System, and the Buddhist Responses

    This talk will examine not only this myth, but also a Buddhist response to this myth, found in the Agañña Sutta, an early Buddhist work that constitutes a Buddhist response to the Hindu myth, and provides a "counter-myth," or alternate myth for the origin of things.

  • Sacred Dialogues Across the Qur'an

    Sacred Dialogues Across the Qur'an

    During the period of revelation, believing men and women raised questions about the fairness of certain practices, and even about the way in which the Qur'an spoke about them. The fact that many of these concerns were addressed by the ongoing revelation is part of the Qur'anic message that needs to be better understood.

  • Sacred Pixels III

    Sacred Pixels III

    The Digital Canon and Distributed Faith

    This event will consider the following questions: How do distributed digital communities understand and negotiate religious and spiritual authority? How do they experience and authorize a common sense of “the sacred”? How does the wide distribution and adaptation of traditional sacred texts in digital spaces reshape their meaning and authority?

  • Text and Pen

    Text and Pen

    The Legacy of Biblical Art and the Saint John's Bible

    In common with the Book of Kells and other biblical manuscripts, The Saint John's Bible brings the word of God to life on a page, and it speaks to a religious vision of the 21st century.

  • Creation and Chaos in Hindu Sacred Texts

    Creation and Chaos in Hindu Sacred Texts

    In this lecture, we will examine the interplay of creation and chaos in Hindu sacred texts and its implications for our own times.

  • Sacred Pixels II

    Sacred Pixels II

    Sacred Games

    In this event, we will consider the following questions: What role does religious belief and practice play in popular online games and gaming communities? What elements of “the sacred” are part of gaming practices? How might gaming shape religious belief? Can games be “sacred texts”?

  • Creating a Culture of Care

    Creating a Culture of Care

    Hebrew Scripture and Jewish Tradition on Charity and Hospitality

    Judaism interprets Scripture at several distinct levels. Each tries to cultivate the religious and moral life of the individual within community—but in different ways and with different emphases. The presentation will illustrate this interplay.

  • Scriptural Politics of the American Presidency

    Scriptural Politics of the American Presidency

    Religion in the 2012 Presidential Election

    The 2012 Presidential election marks a new chapter in that story as the major party candidates represent a unique combination of religious affiliations in U.S. electoral history. How have those identities shaped the candidates and the election, and what are the implications for the Presidency of the winning candidate?

  • Scriptural Politics of the Economy

    Scriptural Politics of the Economy

    Bringing the Gospel to Bear on Our Economic Debates

    Are the gospels appropriate resources in the contemporary global capitalist system, given that they were written in an entirely different economic context?  How can scripture help us to act ethically?

  • Catholicism, Politics, and the Primacy of Conscience

    Catholicism, Politics, and the Primacy of Conscience

    Reflections on Newman's 'Letter to the Duke of Norfolk'

    This talk will examine the great 19th century English theologian John Henry Newman's effort to understand to what a Catholic owed ultimate allegiance: one's own conscience or the a directive of the pope.



Dialoguing with Sacred Texts
This exhibit brings together contemporary artists, working in a variety of media, to engage the unfolding dynamic of sacred texts.

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