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Chapel - Dr. Michael Knowles

Chapel - Dr. Michael Knowles

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Monday, February 6, 2017 - 2:00pm
MDC Chapel

Every Monday, the MDC community gathers for Chapel at 2-3pm. Our theme for the year is 'Knowing God'. This week, Dr. Michael Knowles will be speaking. All are welcome!

 
TRS - David Fuller

TRS - David Fuller

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 12:30pm
Paper Topic: 
The Sublime Object(s) of Idolatry: Prophetic Aniconism and the Ideological Formation of the Subject
Topic Overview: 

In the aftermath of postmodernism, some continental philosophers have sought to freshly appropriate the legacy of German idealism. Slavoj Žižek’s psychoanalytic resuscitation of Hegel produces an ontology in which the Absolute Idea is (in Lacanian fashion) structured around a traumatic void, as opposed to the “sublation” that assimilates all of reality. Accordingly, the symbolic order occurs at the juncture of the controlling ideology and a given signifier, resulting in the “subject” being both an artefact of this interpellation and a conceptual vassal of the condition of lack in the Other. In the prophetic corpus of the Hebrew Bible, a number of passages decry the creation and worship of physical representations of deities. The idols of the surrounding nations are said to be nothing more than the materials from which they are made, and thus wholly impotent. In contrast to older scholarship that viewed these texts as ignorant of ancient Near Eastern beliefs about idols (and thus attacking strawmen), more recent studies have argued that these prophetic passages intentionally responded to aspects of foreign animation rituals for the purposes of demystification and the promulgation of monotheism. As important as these works are, this topic contains a number of areas that can be explored further. It is the intention of the present to study to utilize this theory to contribute a new understanding of the ideological role these aniconic texts play in the formation of the subject. 

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David Fuller

 

David J. Fuller is a Ph.D. Candidate in Old Testament at McMaster Divinity College, currently working on a dissertation that studies Habakkuk through the lens of discourse analysis within the framework of functional grammar. His peer-reviewed research articles have been published in The Bible and Critical Theory, Journal of Greco-Roman Christianity and Judaism, Biblical Theology Bulletin, and Biblica

 
TRS

TRS

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 12:30pm
Hurlburt Hall
 
 
 
 
 
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"St. Leo" by McElcheran unveiling

"St. Leo" by McElcheran unveiling

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Monday, February 13, 2017 - 12:00pm
Hurlburt Hall

On Monday, February 13, 2016 MDC will be holding an official unveiling of St. Leo, an intricate sculpture by William McElcheran, donated to MDC by his widow, Mie McElcheran. On this day, we will also be displaying many of his other donated works as well as touring many of the places where his art is displayed, including our Chapel. For more information, please see below. If you would like to join us for this event, please RSVP with the number of guests by February 8, 2017 to divevent@mcmaster.ca or 905.525.9140 x23529. 

 
Chapel - Dr. Stanley Porter

Chapel - Dr. Stanley Porter

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Monday, February 13, 2017 - 2:00pm
MDC Chapel

Every Monday, the MDC community gathers for Chapel at 2-3pm. Our theme for the year is 'Knowing God'. This week, Dr. Stanley Porter will be speaking. All are welcome!

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Reading Week

Reading Week

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017 (All day)
 
Hybrid Course: Gender and Ministry

Hybrid Course: Gender and Ministry

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017 (All day)

Intersession Hybrid Intensive Course In Class

Gender and Ministry (MS/NT 3XG3)
Dr. Cindy Westfall
February 21 - 22

 
Hybrid Course: Old Testament Theology

Hybrid Course: Old Testament Theology

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Thursday, February 23, 2017 (All day)

Intersession Hybrid Intensive Course In Class

Old Testament Theology (OT/TH 3XE3)
Dr. Paul Evans
February 23 - 24

 
Reading Week

Reading Week

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Friday, February 24, 2017 (All day)
 
 
Hybrid Course: Gender and Ministry

Hybrid Course: Gender and Ministry

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017 (All day)

Intersession Hybrid Intensive Course In Class

Gender and Ministry (MS/NT 3XG3)
Dr. Cindy Westfall
February 21 - 22

 
Reading Week

Reading Week

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017 (All day)
 
Reading Week

Reading Week

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Thursday, February 23, 2017 (All day)
 
Hybrid Course: Old Testament Theology

Hybrid Course: Old Testament Theology

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Friday, February 24, 2017 (All day)

Intersession Hybrid Intensive Course In Class

Old Testament Theology (OT/TH 3XE3)
Dr. Paul Evans
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Chapel - Dr. Phil Zylla

Chapel - Dr. Phil Zylla

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Monday, February 27, 2017 - 2:00pm
MDC Chapel

Every Monday, the MDC community gathers for Chapel at 2-3pm. Our theme for the year is 'Knowing God'. This week, Dr. Phil Zylla will be speaking. All are welcome!

 
DSA Lunch

DSA Lunch

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 12:30pm
Hurlburt Hall