Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Back to school

Both of my classes started today, bright and early: they're back-to-back 8-9:40 (Exploring Religious Ethics) and 10-11:40 (Aboriginal Australia and the Idea of Religion). The former started with the first of Krzysztof Kieslowski's "Dekalog" films, a haunting story with an uncondescending sense of the comforts of religion in the face of the tragic limits of human knowledge. The latter worked from an empty map of Australia I drew on the chalkboard - all desert! - with all its big coastal cities facing gamely outward, to this lovely map of a fully hospitable continent.

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