The Nature of Fear

Aug 5, 2017


Now more than ever, fear dominates us in ways we may not even be aware of — in politics, in advertising, in media. In this week, we grapple with recognizing fear and what it does to us.

  • What is the history of fear as a political tool and how effectively has it been used to shape our politics?
  • We examine fear’s effect on the brain and how fear has been shaped by evolution.
  • How and why does fear work in persuading, motivating and manipulating us?
  • We look at what it means to seek out that which scares us, from Grimm’s Fairy Tales and ghost stories to roller coasters and haunted houses.

Interfaith Lecture Theme :: Spirituality in an Age of Anxiety

Theologians have begun calling the time in which we are living ‘The Age of Anxiety,’ and describing an immersion in an ocean of fear and insecurity. In this week we will strive to identify the presenting causes of anxiety in our times, and in previous times, and to discern what secularists, religions, and spiritual modalities can offer as antidotes.

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Protecting Your Wealth from Financial Serial Killers

Protecting Your Wealth from Financial Serial Killers

Aug 5, 2017 3:30pm

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Tags: The Economy
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The Sermon on the Mound

The Sermon on the Mound

Aug 6, 2017 9:15am

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Vespers

Vespers

Aug 6, 2017 5:00pm

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Tags: Religion
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Marks of the New Age

Marks of the New Age

Aug 7, 2017 9:15am

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Unprotected Lives: Fear, Anxiety and the Racial Undercurrents Undermining Police & Community Relations

Unprotected Lives: Fear, Anxiety and the Racial Undercurrents Undermining Police & Community Relations

Aug 7, 2017 2:00pm

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Lincoln Applied Ethics

Lincoln Applied Ethics

Aug 7, 2017 3:30pm

Speaker(s):
  • Jason Robert, Director, Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics at Arizona State University
Tags: Ethics
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Middle East Update 1

Middle East Update 1

Aug 7, 2017 3:30pm

Speaker(s):
  • Geoffrey Kemp, Director of Regional Strategic Programs, Nixon Center
  • Shai Feldman, Director, Crown Center for Middle East Studies at Brandeis University
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Exit or Voice?

Exit or Voice?

Aug 8, 2017 9:15am

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Tags: Religion
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Tuesday Morning Lecture

Tuesday Morning Lecture

Aug 8, 2017 10:45am

Speaker(s):
  • Shaun King, Senior Justice Writer, New York Daily News
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The Liberation of the Human Spirit

The Liberation of the Human Spirit

Aug 8, 2017 2:00pm

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