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Anderson Center talk Oct. 12 to focus on gender, Jewish tradition

October 5, 2006

Idaho State University's Janet C. Anderson Gender Resource Center will host a brown-bag talk "Gender and the Jewish Tradition" by Dr. Carl Levenson, ISU professor of philosophy, from noon to 1 p.m. on Oct. 12 in the ISU Pond Student Union Building Bear River Room.

Levenson holds a Ph.D. from the Committee for Social Thought at the University of Chicago where he studied philosophy, religion, literature and depth psychology. He is the author of "Socrates Among the Corybantes" and is working on a new book attentively entitled "The Socrates Project." He is exploring the mystical/prophetic roots of rational thinking; looking for clues in tragedy, comedy and myth; as well as in philosophy. He also is responsible for services and scriptural commentaries in the Jewish community in Pocatello.

Levenson's talk is the third in a series of five talks this semester focusing on gender and religion. They are scheduled on alternating Thursdays through Nov. 9. All talks are free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunches.

Upcoming speakers include:

• Oct. 26, Rev. Janie Gebhardt, "Experiences of Female Clergy," in the Anderson Center, Gravely Hall Room 100, at noon.

• Nov. 9, Drusilla Gould, "Gender and Native American Spirituality," PSUB, Heritage Room at 12:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Dr. Rebecca Morrow 282-2805 or gndrctr@isu.edu.


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