EWC to host Dr. Seth Ward, May 2nd @ noon

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Eastern Wyoming College and The Wyoming Council for the Humanities are proud to host Dr. Seth Ward’s Presentation:  The Most Important Sacrament of Daily Life:  Foodways, Faith, Fellowship and Identity.  This presentation will be held on May 2nd at 12:00 noon in Tebbet room 131.

In churches around the country, congregants agree that “coffee and cookies” are part of the religious tradition. Dr. Ward will discuss this and other ideas about food and its relationship to religious identity, including food practices of different religions and holiday food traditions.

This presentation is free and open to the public and will illustrate the profound and surprising connections between the moral and spiritual foundation of Judeo-Christian civilization and daily modern life.  
Dr. Ward has been teaching at the University of Wyoming since January 2003, where he teaches Islam and Middle East. Previously, Ward directed the University of Denver’s Institute for Islamic-Judaic Studies for ten years, and Professor Ward continues to be a Research Associate of the Institute for the Study of Israel in the Middle East at the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver.  Ward received his academic degrees from Yale University, with additional studies at Hebrew University and at the Jewish Theological Seminary. His teaching has included courses on Islam, Middle East, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad, Encounters between Judaism, Christianity and Islam, Women in Judaism as well as Arabic and Hebrew language.  

For more information please contact Donna White at 307.532.8323 or donna.white@ewc.wy.edu

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