Exploratory Discussion Group — Judaism   Ancient menorah carving

Every Monday • 1:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m. • Shapiro CD

January (15 holiday), 22, 29 • February 5, 12, (19 holiday), 26 • March 5, 12, 19, (26 break) • April 2, 9

The 2018 course will use “Philosophy, Religion, and the Meaning of Life,” presented by Professor Francis J. Ambrosio of Georgetown University. Topics include Hero and Saint—Mapping the Cultural Genome; The Heroic Age—The Greek Worldview; Plato—Politics, Justice and Philosophy; “In the Beginning”—The Hebrew Worldview; Father Abraham, the First Saint; The Heroic Ideal in Late Stoicism; Jesus as Saintly Innovator—Forgiving Love; Hero or Saint?—Saul of Tarsus; Mohammed—The Prophet as Saintly Innovator; Saint Francis and Dante—Saintly Troubadours; Enlightenment Patterns of Cultural Mutation; A History of Suspicion—Marx, Darwin, Freud; Nietzsche—The Return of the Tragic Hero; A Century of Trauma; Existentialism—Sartre and De Beauvoir; The Holocaust and the Crisis of Forgiveness; Simone Weil—Imagining the Secular Saint; Terror and Hope in a Planetary Age. Each lecture is followed by a stimulating group discussion. Keep an active mind.

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Coordinators : Rich Eaton, Len Leventhal and Barbara Talento