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Samford Series to Explore Buddhist, Jewish Perspectives on Salvation

Posted by Mary Wimberley on 1999-10-22

The Samford University convocation series will explore Buddhist and Jewish perspectives of salvation during a Faiths Forum Nov. 2 and 4. The public is invited.

Alan Atkinson, director of the Visual Arts Gallery at University of Alabama at Birmingham, will speak Tuesday, Nov. 2, at 10 a.m. in Reid Chapel.

Dr. Atkinson was introduced to Buddhism during his study of Chinese and Japanese art and culture in graduate school. He has met with the Dalai Lama on two occasions.

Tuesday at 7 p.m., a film, "What is the Evidence For/Against the Existence of God?" will be shown in Brooks Auditorium. Debaters are Dr. William Lane Craig, research philosophy professor at Talbot School of Theology, and Dr. Peter W. Atkins, chemistry professor at Oxford University. Moderator is William F. Buckley, founding editor of The National Review and host of the weekly television show Firing Line on PBS.

Elana Kanter, assistant rabbi at Temple Beth-El, will speak Thursday, Nov. 4, at 10 a.m. in Reid Chapel.

She was part of the first class of women rabbis at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America’s Rabbinical School. During her studies, she was rabbi of Battery Park Synagogue in lower Manhattan and trained as chaplain at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

 

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