Bard Events Calendar

Friday, October 6, 2017
Sanctuary: From Ancient Ritual to Modern Imperative.
Chapel of the Holy Innocents
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Institute of Advanced Theology Lecture with Bruce Chilton
The concept of sanctuary -- understood as a space reserved for sacrifice to the divine and therefore exempt from the claims of commerial and even state interests - appears with the emergence of the first cities and the temples that anchored them. The practices involved proved intricate and contested, but until the Enlightenment the principle of sanctuary was honored in law and in practice. Since then, it has sporadically re-emerged during times of political strife, in a way that invites and analysis of whether sanctuary can find a new basis of acceptance.

A lunch buffet will be available at the Bard Faculty Dining Room at Kline Commons from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.  There will be a cost for lunch. The price has not been determined as of yet.

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Time: 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Location: Chapel of the Holy Innocents