02/17/23 @ 10:30am –
02/17/23 @ 11:30am
Meeting Room A
Mammen Family Public Library
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Join Ann Koopmann and other facilitators as we learn about different religions around the world. The class will start with a short video, followed by a group discussion. You can join the class at any time and you only need to register once.
About the course:
Cultural Literacy for Religion: Everything the Well-Educated Person Should Know is your chance to experience the breadth and depth of the world’s religions from all angles—historical, theological, and cultural. Over the course of 24 engaging lectures, award-winning Professor Mark Berkson of Hamline University takes you on a tour of our world and its religious cultures. From India to East Asia to the Middle East to the United States, your journey will introduce you to the beliefs, symbols, and practices of other traditions, and it will provide you with new insights into your own.
Whereas many courses are a survey of the world’s major religions, this course goes a step further to ground you in the cultures surrounding both larger and smaller traditions, giving you a new understanding of how religion informs our everyday lives, from art and music to laws and civic engagement. Furthermore, by studying these cultures and traditions, you’ll find new ways to attain greater self-understanding. The examined life is uniquely human, and studying other traditions will offer you new approaches to questions such as, Where do we come from? What is God? What happens when we die?
You can read more about the course here: https://www.thegreatcourses.com/courses/cultural-literacy-for-religion-everything-the-well-educated-person-should-know.