Upcoming and On-Demand Webinars
Westar Institute invites members and the general public into conversation with Westar scholars of religion throughout the year.

Upcoming Webinars

October 13, 2021
7:30-9 PM EST

A Night with Nietzsche: Whatever Happened to our New Humanity?
Friedrich Nietzsche had a vision of a new humanity – an “ubermensch” – a promised humanity that goes beyond its tired customs to a new horizon. There were several amazing attributes to this “new being.” Courage was one. Unbounded love was another. The ability to look meaninglessness in the eye without heading for the hills (or the fortresses) of traditional religion was a third. Nietzsche said that he came too early with his promised good news, but we might ask today if it is too late. Is Nietzsche’s promised future lost to us or is there a way to glimpse it once again.

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October 20
7:30-9:00 PM
Relation, Transience, and Injustice: Three Themes for Theology with Music with Dr. Dirk von der Horst

Some recent theologians, such as Jeremy Begbie, Philip Stoltzfus, and Ferdia Stone-Davis, use music as a way of thinking about theology in an embodied way. Taking the relational theology of Carter Heyward as a starting point, I will draw out three themes in theology of music – relation (manifest in musical harmony as well as ways in which music creates community), transience (manifest in the way music organizes time), and injustice (manifest in the ways music can serve damaging hierarchies as well as harmonious relations).

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Recent On-Demand Webinars

The Westar Spring Meeting 2021
Uncovering and Recovering Religious Life
(Three Christianity Seminar II Sessions: Kateusz, Gulasci, and Panel Discussion)
March 17-20, 2021

Christianity Seminar Phase II Inaugural Meeting
Getting Behind Eusebius’ Ecclesiastical History
(With David DeVore and Elizabeth Penland, $15.00)

The Historical Jesus and Liturgy of the Magdalene
(Ally Kateusz discusses women leaders and the rise of Christianity. $20.00)

The Political Jesus Session One
The Political Jesus and Paul
(Two-hour format with Perry Kea and Celene Lillie, $20.00)

The Political Jesus Session Two
The Art of Resistance: Jesus and Christ Communities
(Two-hour format with Perry Kea and Celene Lillie, $20.00)

Jesus: Ascension or Resurrection?
John Dominic Crossan

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