Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., speaking the night of April 3, 1968 at the Mason Temple (Church of God in Christ Headquarters), Memphis, Tennessee.
The three monotheistic Western religions, in the order they began: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
Philippe Petit walking between the towers of the World Trade Center on August 7, 1974.
Like most of our classes, this one covered a log to territory including: 1) songs about political/social events; 2) iconic moments in American history 3) the beginnings of art and faith, from the Paleolithic to the birth of monotheism; 4) Springsteen's song My City of Ruins 5) many aspects of 9/11 and how artists expressed themselves and memorialized this event 6) Philippe Petit's walk between the Twin Towers.
Questions to discuss are below. Pick ONE of the three. I consider question #3 especially challenging. Answers to #3 will be eligible for double points.
1. What most surprised you about any of the content of this class? Be very specific. What about it surprised you? Why, exactly?
2. What role does religion or spirituality play in your life? If you choose this question you MUST contextualize your answer with concepts we covered in class. For example: you can reference Dr. King, the words of Bruce Springsteen's song, or anything else. But! You must be specific.
3. Art is about TRANSFORMATION. Pick ANY topic discussed today. (See the list above #1 - 6. In what ways did ONE of those things transform A) this country B) You. You must pick just ONE topic. But then you have to answer as to how the country and you were changed (transformed) by this event AND (if applicable), art made about this subject.
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