Religion after Religio

CohenRabbi Glazer will present a talk entitled Religion after Religio: Unbinding the Binding of Isaac, Jesus Christ, & Joan of Arc through Zen on Monday, April 4, at 7 p.m., in the Board Room. His presentation considers how religion binds "the finite to the infinite, revelation to reason, matter to ghost" by focusing on the songbook of Leonard Cohen.

Rabbi Glazer writes, "Cohen returns to the stories of binding and crucifixion of Isaac, Jesus, and Joan of Arc. By inverting sacrifical imagery, Cohen sings of redemption in unexpected places and positions, until a complete dissolution of these binaries takes place, shifting into a vision of Buddhist Nirvana."