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CANCELED 9/30: Adult Discovery & Learning – How the World Became Secular in 800 Years

Sep 30, 2022 to Sep 30, 2022 11:15am - 12:30pm

Classes on 9/30 & 10/7 are canceled! 

Dates: Fridays, 9/16-10/21
Time: 11:15a-12:30p
Age Group: Adults 18+

Program Location: Bonnie & Donald Shanis Auditorium

Description:  We no longer live in a theocentric world. Psychology and philosophy have pushed aside theological doctrine, uprooting traditional religious values. This course plots the development of secular themes and the impact upon Western society, starting with Wm of Ockham, to the Italian Renaissance, Luther, Erasmus, Spinoza, Nietzsche, Schopenhauer, Hesse and Kafka. Using a “Sitz im Leben” approach, secularity will be shown to have infiltrated all aspects of contemporary life as a new spiritual paradigm.

PLEASE NOTE: A mask is required for this course.

Instructor:  Michael Heinsdorf, BA (Muhlenberg College, University of Goettingen) MDiv, STM, MA, is an ordained clergyman, former German instructor at Northeast High School and adjunct at LaSalle University. His focus is on a contemporary religious paradigm for our time.

Registration: Online registration required. Click here to register.




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