Leonid E. Grinin, Anton L. Grinin
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Is criticism of AIPAC or Israel the same as antisemitism? Congress needs to make some distinctions.
It will be interesting to see if this critique of the PA grand jury’s report on the Catholic Church’s sexual abuse crisis holds up.
Issues of the Journal of Big History are available here.
The Pennsylvania debut performance of the “Emergent Universe Oratorio” will be part of the July 2018 IBHA conference. Composed by Sam Guarnaccia, the oratorio presents the story of the universe from its beginning to the future of humanity, in a series of alternating intensively scored recitatives with major lyrical choral sections. It will be performed by the Main Line Symphony Orchestra, directed by Don Liuzzi.
The oratorio is a marriage of science and art. It contributes significantly to spreading an evidence based and artistically compelling understanding of our origins, place, and role in an evolving Universe. The Emergent Universe Oratorio brings a new experience and understanding of the steps that have brought us here now. The scientific accuracy of the libretto coupled with a superb musical score offers a unique insight into why Carl Sagan said that we are all made of star dust — and much more.
The performance will be held in the beautiful church on the campus of Villanova University by the new bridge that spans Lancaster Avenue. The theme of the oratorio also is in support of the objectives of Laudato Si’, Pope Francis’ vision of a unified humanity empowered by a new consciousness and responsibility to our ‘Earth home’.
God in Cosmic History: Where Science & History Meet Religion
by Ted Peters
Anselm Academic, Winona, Minnesota, 2017
New Cosmic Story: Inside Our Awakening Universe
by John F. Haught
Yale University Press, New Haven, Connecticut, 2017
Reviewed by Lowell Gustafson