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RELG:701 Eastern Religions03/03-03/10  

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 other two religion courses being offered 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 $16.50.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50086
  • Meeting Dates= 03/03-03/10
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Wildwood Building 202
  • Instructor= Jan Worley
  • Fees= $ 29.00
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314-984-7777
 
  History of the Bible04/14-04/21  

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 recover 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 $16.50.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50088
  • Meeting Dates= 04/14-04/21
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Wildwood Building 202
  • Instructor= Jan Worley
  • Fees= $ 29.00
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314-984-7777
 
  Religion and Its Role in World History02/24-02/24  

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 the compelling impact of religion on significant historical events. This class is a recommended prerequisite for the Introduction to Eastern Religions and Introduction to Western Religions which will discuss five major world religions.Cost for adults 60 and over $10.50.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50085
  • Meeting Dates= 02/24-02/24
  • Meeting Days= T
  • 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
 
  Religious Fundamentalism04/02-04/02  

Fundamentalism, regardless of which religion, is a means of dealing with a changing world. This is done through a literal interpretation of a sacred scripture. We'll explore why people migrate towards a fundamentalist approach to life and what effect this has on society, both locally and globally.Cost for adults 60 and over $10.00

  • Registration Code= 201505 50542
  • Meeting Dates= 04/02-04/02
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Communications South 209
  • Instructor= Kevin Walsh
  • Fees= $ 19.00
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314-984-7777
 
  Western/Monotheistic Religions03/24-04/07  

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 other two religion courses being offered 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 $22.00.

  • Registration Code= 201505 50087
  • Meeting Dates= 03/24-04/07
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Wildwood Building 202
  • Instructor= Jan Worley
  • Fees= $ 39.00
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314-984-7777