In the spring quarter, the 2012–13 Bannan Institute will attend to the ways in which critical engagement with sacred texts and traditions is relevant to the work of a Jesuit, Catholic university. The Bannan Institute will offer a series of public conversations, lectures, and events in which persons of diverse religious and secular traditions are invited to reflect upon how sacred texts are significant to their lives and make meaning of their work.
This exhibit brings together contemporary artists working in a variety of media to engage the unfolding dynamic of sacred texts. Works incorporate an array of sacred texts and highlight interventions, alterations, and adaptations of such materials.
This luncheon conversation will feature representatives from different schools, departments, and units on campus, each reflecting on what constitutes a sacred text within their area, and how these sacred texts inform, frame, and challenge the mission and vision of their unit within the University.
This Santa Clara Lecture wishes to assess the progress of this dialogue since Vatican II in four areas: harmonious living, cooperation in the service of others, theoretical foundations, and sharing of religious experience.
This hosted public conversation will feature individual faculty, staff, student, and administrative leaders at the University, reflecting on the ways in which a particular sacred text root and uproot their work, lives, and vocations.
Members of the Jesuit Community at Santa Clara University will reflect on sacred texts that have been of particular significance in their own lives, and how these sacred texts have shaped their understandings of Jesuit mission and identity in their work at Santa Clara.
In this presentation, Thomas Ingmire reflects on a number of collaborative projects involving poetry, music, and calligraphy, and in this context, jostles with the dynamic of sacred poetics, producing meaning in the space in-between.
Contributing artists from the 2012-2013 Bannan Institutes exhibit will reflect on their creative processes and the meaning and mystery of their work with sacred texts.