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Understanding Scripture
John Keenan
Recorded of April 4, 2018 

On April 4, Middlebury College professor emeritus John Keenan spoke at Ilsley as part of the First Wednesday series. Keenan considers how we come to understand scripture and gain an interfaith reading of the text by stepping back to see it in context and by stepping aside the text to see parallels and similarities with other traditions. READ MORE

Talk on National Politics

The Year of Living Dangerously: Donald Trump In The White House
Monday, April 23 at 10:30 am

Matt Dickinson, Middlebury College Professor of Political Science

Despite fears of his authoritarian tendencies, stoked in part by his own use of social media, Donald Trump has, to date, proved to be a rather weak president – a weakness consistent with that of previous presidents governing under similar circumstances. But history also suggests weak presidents can be the most dangerous. Dickinson will assess President Trump’s record so far, and what we might expect going forward. Sponsored by the Addison County Retired Teachers Association. READ MORE

Middlebury Community Classic Film Club

Film Screening and Discussion:
Year of Living Dangerously

Friday, April 27 at 3 p.m.

Around the world filmmakers have contributed
greatly to our shared culture by creating classic
films that push our thinking and the boundaries
of our understanding. Through technology, we
now have greater access to these classics than
ever before. The purpose of the Middlebury
Community Classic Film Club (MCCFC) is to
share classic films representing a diversity of
topics, perspectives, and geographic origins. All
are welcome to watch the film and discuss it
afterwards. READ MORE