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Luther College campus to celebrate Diwali

Luther College students and community members of all religious backgrounds will gather to learn about Diwali, the Festival of Lights, at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, in the Peace Dining Room of the Dahl Centennial Union. There will be a brief program, followed by light refreshments and a time for conversation.

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David Vasquez

Luther College campus to celebrate Eid al Adha

Luther College students and community members of all religious backgrounds will gather to learn about Eid al Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice, at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, in Peace Dining Room in Dahl Centennial Union. A brief program of reflections by students who grew up celebrating the festival will be followed by light refreshments and a time for conversation.

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Luther's Kristin Swanson presents lecture on Book of Judges Sept. 16

Luther professor of religion, Kristin Swanson, dissects the biblical book of Judges during the first Paideia Texts and Issues lecture of the year. She argues that, in terms of plot, the book tracks the Israelites from their invasion of Canaan to their establishment of a monarchy, but beneath the surface, these events contribute their own meaning to the Bible.

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Rob Shedinger

Debating Darwin

In his most recent blog post "Debating Darwin," Robert Shedinger, Luther College associate professor of religion, asks whether Darwinian evolution is compatible with religious faith or if a person of faith must reject Darwinian principles. Is Intelligent Design an intellectually coherent alternative or just a conservative Christian ideology dressed up as science?

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Bradley Hanson, Luther College emeritus professor of religion.

'Spirituality and Your Life Story'

In his new book "Spirituality and Your Life Story," Bradley Hanson, Luther College emeritus professor of religion, probes the close connections between spirituality and personal "life story."

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What do our beliefs say about us?

Guy Nave, Luther College associate professor of religion, highlights the socially constructed nature of beliefs and belief systems, and how they say far more about us than they do about the "gods" we claim to accept or reject.

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Are religion courses harmful to faith?

Todd Green, Luther College assistant professor of religion, asks the questions "Are religion courses harmful to faith?" and "Should faith as we know it survive?" How would you respond?

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Gereon Kopf

Martyrs, minorities and micro-inequities

Drawing from Psalms, Buddhist scriptures and Beastie Boys lyrics, Gereon Kopf, Luther professor of religion, attempts to reconcile our thoughts on sharing a common humanity by valuing diversity of culture, religion and lifestyle.

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