It will help me to express clearly what I want to say about faith if I first describe the general model which I use for understanding what religion is. The model involves these three clusters or configurations of phenomena and the relationships among them: 1) religious experience; 2) the forms of religious expression; 3) the human needs which are satisfied by the religious experience and forms of expression.


The first annual Humanities Symposium was held Feb. 28-March 1, 1994. The Humanities Symposium was part of "Viva Humanitas," a yearlong series of programs celebrating the opening of the Jesse Philips Humanities Center in August 1993.



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