Osiris/Isis, Horus, Dionysus, Demeter/Persephone, Baal, Adonis, Attis, Tammuz, Mithra – who were these dying, resurrecting and/or savior deities? To what extent did our Jewish and Christian faiths borrow from their stories and religious practices? We attempt to find out by watching DVD lectures and reading excerpts from the writings of professors and other experts such as J. Campbell, K. McClymond, D. Leeming, J. Spong, J. Cashford and co-author A. Baring, B. Ehrman, B. Walker and many others.
If our own traditions were based on many of the earlier ones, why would this be significant? Join us for open, tolerant discussion, welcoming both skeptics and believers.
To enroll contact the course coordinator by phone (608-831-6593) sooner rather than later.
# of Sessions: 11
No class: Nov 29th, day after Thanksgiving.
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