Biology:
Its Effects on Culture, Myth and the Arts

Saturday, November 4, 2006
The House of the Redeemer
7 East 95th Street
New York, New York

THE THEME

The day will include scientists, artists, and theologians.  We will play with the imagination, with theories, with art, with theology within the complexities, the intricate connections of the biology of the human species and how this biology has affected myths, religions, cultures and the arts.

The subject is vast, but so are the ultimate questions which ARC has historically asked.  No answers are expected, but the ambiguities of questioning parallel the genetics of the universe, of nature -- A Holy Why?

How has the biology of the human species affected the basis of culture?

It is a complex, intricate and critical subject as we face environmental catastrophes, unjust wars, and lingering dominating tendencies.  The exploration today is beyond the feminist movement or the suppression of women.  What are the Y and X chromosomes personifying?  Is the brain of the male and female actually structured differently?  Has the dogma of religions been shaped unconsciously by the nature of biology?  How have the arts immortalized our patterns of our biological natures?

Walter Kaufman had wisely written, “There is no subject more important than religion.  It involves the most fateful questions.”  Perhaps today we might add not only religion, but the basic biological patterns of the human species so magnified through technology.

--Margo Fish

Program Schedule

 9:15 a.m.        Registration, continental breakfast

 9:45 a.m.         Introduction to the day
                         --Charles Henderson, President
                         --Margo Fish, Program Chair

Conversation will follow each presentation

10:00 a.m.       --Carolyn North

11:00 a.m.       --Thomas Dilworth

12:00 p.m.       --Rebecca Kelly

12:30 p.m.       --Lunch

1:30 p.m.        --Melissa Regan

2:30 p.m.        --Katharine Henderson

3:30 p.m.        --Carmen Moore

4:30 p.m.        --Wine, cheese, and conversation

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Registration information:

Members/Fellows $55
Non-Members  $60; Students $15
Fee includes continental breakfast, lunch and reception.
($5.00 extra at the door.)

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chashenderson@mindspring.com
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PROGRAM ARCHIVE

Spring 2006
The River is a Magic Thing

Fall 2005
Dance, Dance, Wherever You May Be

Spring 2005
Theology and the Arts as Play

Winter 2005
Alpha-bet:
Uncertainty Principles in the Atoms of Language

Fall 2004
Languages that Shape the Soul

Spring 2004
The Moving Image

Winter 2004
Religion and the Visual Arts

Fall 2003
Theology and Music

Spring 2003
Theology and Poetry:
Languages that Shape the Soul

Winter 2003
Tracing the Garden

Fall 2002
Drawing on the Human
Spirit

Spring 2002
MoMA's PAPA:
Alfred Barr and
the Religious Dimension of Modernism

Winter 2002
A Theology of Beauty

Fall 2001
Lifting the Veil

May 2001
Utopia/Dystopia

February 2001
Antigone
Performance and Symposium

November 2000
Illuminations & Transformations:
Cross-Cultural Spiritual Dynamics 
in Music, Text, Dance and Film

May 2000
Alternative Readings: 
Sacred Text Embodied in Visual Art

February 2000
The Meaning of Myth

November 1999
Myth, Ritual and the Mediation of Violence

May, 1999
Writers' Ways with Loving and Dying

February, 1999 
The Divine Image
Implications for a changing image of God.

October, 1998 
Uneasy Constellations of Meaning
Theological Perceptions and Visual Images in Sixteenth Century Europe &
The Religious Art of Andy Warhol

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May, 1998 Meeting
AYNI: The Andean Concept of Reciprocity

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