The Appetite for the Absolute: A Reading of Dostoevsky Post-9/11
Barnard College English Professor Mary Gordon examines the role that religious belief plays in motivating people to commit deadly acts of terror. Gordon is the author of four best-selling novels: Final Payments, The Company of Women, Men and Angels, and The Other Side. She is the recipient of a Lila Acheson Wallace Reader's Digest Writer's Award and a Guggenheim fellowship.
Gordon is introduced by Judith Wilt, English Department, Boston College.
Format: Lecture followed by Q&A
Date: March 26, 2003
Location: Gasson Hall 100, Boston College
Sponsor(s): Lowell Lecture Series; Boston College's <em>Journal of Religion and the Arts</em>