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Jul 9

Rudolf Steiner as Philosopher of Technics

July 9, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm



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Aaron French, PhD, is a lecturer in Religious Studies. His research explores the intersection of science, religion and technology. He lives in Germany, where he creates sacred spaces.



July 9, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm