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RELG:701 Does God Really Exist?11/01-11/01  

People through the centuries have pondered the question: "Does God Really Exist?" In this class, we'll explore the arguments for and against God's existence, from Aristotle to Aquinas to Richard Dawkins. We'll consider all views, from the rational to the emotional, and discuss those we feel have merit. Be prepared to examine for yourself where your own thoughts and feelings about God's existence match up with those of some of the most brilliant minds in history. Cost for adults 60 and over $10.50.

  • Registration Code= 201625 70167
  • Meeting Dates= 11/01-11/01
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Communications North 202
  • Instructor= Kevin Walsh
  • Fees= $ 19.00
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314-984-7777
 
  Eastern Religions09/27-10/04  

Are you intrigued by the major religions of Asia? Begin your search for understanding with this course, which offers an introduction to the teachings, history, development and current challenges of Hinduism and Buddhism. It is recommended that this course be taken in conjunction with the "Religion and Its Role in World History" course and the "Western/Monotheistic Religions" course to provide a more complete view of major world religions. This course will expand your knowledge of other belief systems and give you an opportunity to discuss the differences and similarities of the major world religions. Cost for adults 60 and over $19.50.

  • Registration Code= 201625 70012
  • Meeting Dates= 09/27-10/04
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Wildwood Building 202
  • Instructor= Jan Worley
  • Fees= $ 35.00
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314-984-7777
 
  Forgiveness10/20-10/20  

Love can heal the world and forgiveness is the catalyst to make it happen. When anyone gives up all grievances, the path is open to find real peace and happiness. In this class, we will discuss inspirational stories of the miracles of personal healing that radical forgiveness can produce and why forgiveness is so important for our own well-being, as well as for others. The steps of actually performing forgiveness will be presented and discussed. Following these steps outside the classroom can release grievances and heal relationships. This presentation of forgiveness is psychologically based and is not focused on any particular religious view of forgiveness, so no religious or faith-based view of forgiveness is needed to understand and practice it. Cost for adults 60 and over $10.50.

  • Registration Code= 201625 70008
  • Meeting Dates= 10/20-10/20
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Wildwood Building 202
  • Instructor= Jan Worley
  • Fees= $ 19.00
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314-984-7777
 
  History of the Bible11/10-11/17  

Join us for a look at the history of one of the world's most famous, most read, most debated and most controversial books. The stories within the Bible will not be discussed. Discussions will focus on how, when and by whom the material was recorded, copied, translated, debated and eventually selected to be canonized into collections to form first, the Hebrew scriptures, then the Christian Bible, consisting of the Old and New Testaments. We'll discuss the Protestant Reformation with attention to the implications of printing and translation of the Bible into English, and the recovery of ancient manuscripts, construction of critical editions and the rise of critical historical scholarship as well as contemporary responses. Cost for adults 60 and over $19.50.

  • Registration Code= 201625 70014
  • Meeting Dates= 11/10-11/17
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Wildwood Building 202
  • Instructor= Jan Worley
  • Fees= $ 35.00
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314-984-7777
 
  Psychology of Religion09/14-09/14  

In this class, we'll delve into why humans believe in and seek out God and heaven. Are we "pre-wired" to believe in a supernatural reality? What does it mean to sense God's presence? What is mysticism? What does it mean to be "born again?" We will use the classic works of psychologists like William James and Carl Jung to search for answers as to why we seek out that which we cannot see or touch. Cost for adults 60 and over $10.50.

  • Registration Code= 201625 70166
  • Meeting Dates= 09/14-09/14
  • Meeting Days= W
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Communications North 202
  • Instructor= Kevin Walsh
  • Fees= $ 19.00
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314-984-7777
 
  Religion & Violence10/12-10/12  

Does religion cause violence? In this class, we'll examine the theological, psychological and sociological reasons why religion and violence are often bound together. You'll begin to understand the reasons for the violence you see in the media and recognize the misrepresentation of this violence. We'll close the evening with a hopeful discussion of how the violence can be stopped. Join us for a lively, thought-provoking evening. Cost for adults 60 and over $10.50.

  • Registration Code= 201625 70171
  • Meeting Dates= 10/12-10/12
  • Meeting Days= W
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Communications North 202
  • Instructor= Kevin Walsh
  • Fees= $ 19.00
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314-984-7777
 
  Religion and Its Role in World History09/20-09/20  

***CLASS WITHDRAWN_WW-WW 202*** Come join us for an exciting journey as we investigate the question: "What is religion?" Our popular instructor will include a brief survey of world history that shows how religion has influenced every period of that history. This class is a recommended prerequisite for the Eastern Religions course and the Western Religions course which will discuss five major world religions. Cost for adults 60 and over $10.50.

  • Registration Code= 201625 70011
  • Meeting Dates= 09/20-09/20
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Continuing Ed Unassigned CE-UN
  • Instructor= Jan Worley
  • Fees= $ 19.00
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314-984-7777
 
  Western/Monotheistic Religions10/11-11/01  

Each week, we'll spend the evening talking about the teachings, history, development and current challenges of one of the following western/monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. It is recommended that this course be taken in conjunction with the "Religion and Its Role in World History" course and the "Eastern Religions" course to provide a more complete view of major world religions. This course will expand your knowledge of other belief systems and give you an opportunity to discuss the differences and similarities of the major world religions. No class 10/18. Cost for adults 60 and over $26.50.

  • Registration Code= 201625 70013
  • Meeting Dates= 10/11-11/01
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Wildwood Building 202
  • Instructor= Jan Worley
  • Fees= $ 49.00
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314-984-7777