“Are the Twenties the New Teens?”

With Ernesto Escoto

For the first time in over a century, more young adults in the U.S., people between the ages of 18 and 34, live with parents than in any other type of living situation. In the spirit of the Christian Study Center’s aim to cultivate dialogue around enduring human questions in ever-changing cultural settings, this talk will examine our growing understanding of this phenomenon from developmental, cognitive, neuropsychological and Christian thought perspectives.

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“Distracted from What? Attention and the Moral Life”

With Michael Sacasas

This talk explores the often-unaddressed matter of what exactly attention is for and how distraction and attention have been variously conceived throughout modernity. Blaise Pascal, Walker Percy, and Simone Weil will figure prominently in our explorations.

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A Phenomenological Look at Adoptive Nesting to Prepare for Adoptive Motherhood

As part of the Study Center’s Fall 2017 “Works in Progress” Culture Seminar, Karin Fields explained her PhD work, which aimed to understand the phenomenon of adoptive nesting for adoptive mothers as they work to create a maternal identity and prepare for the arrival of a child by way of adoption.

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Ramanuja and His Successors – The Centrality of Devotion and Grace in One Hindu Tradition

Lecture by Vasudha Narayanan, Distinguished Professor, Department of Religion at UF.

This is a presentation of the Christian Study Center of Gainesville where we seek to enlarge and extend conversations while exploring the intersection of Christian thought and academic discourse. We gladly give voice to those who share our questions whether or not they share our Christian commitments. The views expressed here may or may not represent the views of the Center. Thanks for listening and please explore our audio resources for more thought-provoking presentations.

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