How Does Religion Evolve? Part Two

Coordinator

Name Email Phone
Tom Schlicht No email 608-831-6593
We continue studying the evolution of religion, especially our own traditions, by looking at heroes. We wonder if the stories of Moses, Jesus, or Mary reflect those of earlier heroic figures from Indo-European, Semitic, or other cultures. WE examine the links between three hero types: human (Moses, Zoroaster, Odysseus), semi-divine (Aeneas, Gilgamish, Mwindo), and divine (Horus, Krishna, Jesus). We watch DVD lectures by professors and read excerpts from scholarly writing. Some of our experts are: Joseph Campbell, Elizabeth Vandiver, John Hale, Barbara Walker, David Leeming, Grant Yoth, and Kathryn McClymond. Join us for a tolerant, stimulating discussion. All opinions are welcome.

Location

Madison Senior Center

Meeting Day

Friday

Meeting Time

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Start Date

Feb. 22, 2019 *early start date

End Date

May 3, 2019

Participation

Regular reading/discussion

Class Size

25

Class Notes

To enroll contact the course coordinator by phone (608-831-6593) sooner rather than later.

Note the early start date.

# of Sessions: 11


 

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