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RELG:701 Approaches to the Study of Sacred Christian Scriptures10/01-10/01  

There are many different ways to study sacred texts (hermeneutics). Is the Bible the literal Word of God? Or is it just a loose collection of stories? We'll discuss approaches by theologians in history to discern the truth, then consider our own feelings and beliefs. A look at the effect of language translation on scripture variations will be included. You'll be able to see where your own beliefs align with some of the great minds of history and recognize the methods and challenges we face comparing the Old and New Testament writings. Cost for adults 60 and over $10.50.

  • Registration Code= 201425 70361
  • Meeting Dates= 10/01-10/01
  • Meeting Days= W
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Communications South 204
  • Instructor= Kevin Walsh
  • Fees= $ 19.00
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314-984-7777
 
  Does God Really Exist?11/11-11/11  

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= 201425 70366
  • Meeting Dates= 11/11-11/11
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Business Admin Bld 112
  • Instructor= Kevin Walsh
  • Fees= $ 19.00
Call
314-984-7777
 
  Eastern Religions: An Introduction09/23-09/30  

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 $15.50.

  • Registration Code= 201425 70019
  • Meeting Dates= 09/23-09/30
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Wildwood Building 222
  • Instructor= Jan Worley
  • Fees= $ 29.00
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314-984-7777
 
  Radical Christianity: The Quakers in America10/23-10/23  

Quakers were one of the most reviled and persecuted sects in 17th century England. They are also one of the few to survive into the 21st century. This class session will trace the various people and events that influenced the emigration of Quakers from England to Colonial America and their historical development to the present day. You will discover new insights into Quaker faith and practice, Christian spirituality and American history. (Prerequisite: "Radical Christianity- the Quakers in England" is recommended, but not required.) Cost for adults 60 and over $12.50.

  • Registration Code= 201425 70305
  • Meeting Dates= 10/23-10/23
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Location= Thomas Dunn Learning Center 
  • Instructor= Timothy Hetrick
  • Fees= $ 19.00
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314-984-7777
 
  Radical Christianity: The Quakers in England09/10-09/10  

Quakers were one of the most reviled and persecuted sects in 17th century England. They are also one of the few to survive into the 21st century. This class will trace the various people and events that influenced the founding and shaping of this radical group from the Reformation into the 18th century. We'll cover the basics of Quaker faith and practice as well as the history of the religion's development. You can expect to discover new insights into English history and Christian spirituality. Cost for adults 60 and over $12.50.

  • Registration Code= 201425 70304
  • Meeting Dates= 09/10-09/10
  • Meeting Days= W
  • Meeting Times= 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Location= Thomas Dunn Learning Center 
  • Instructor= Timothy Hetrick
  • Fees= $ 19.00
Call
314-984-7777
 
  Religion & Violence09/23-09/23  

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= 201425 70364
  • Meeting Dates= 09/23-09/23
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Business Admin Bld 112
  • Instructor= Kevin Walsh
  • Fees= $ 19.00
Call
314-984-7777
 
  Religion and It's Role in World History: An Introduction09/16-09/16  

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= 201425 70018
  • Meeting Dates= 09/16-09/16
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Wildwood Building 222
  • Instructor= Jan Worley
  • Fees= $ 19.00
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314-984-7777
 
  Western/Monotheistic Religions: An Introduction10/07-10/21  

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 $20.50.

  • Registration Code= 201425 70020
  • Meeting Dates= 10/07-10/21
  • Meeting Days= T
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Location= Wildwood Building 222
  • Instructor= Jan Worley
  • Fees= $ 39.00
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314-984-7777