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Religious Thought

Buddha, Jesus, Mohammed  

Three men, five hundred plus years apart, yet their similarities outweigh their differences. Perhaps it is time to broaden our thinking about religion in general and these three great sources in particular. Is it possible that there may be more than one way to God? Perhaps the teachings of these three were more on the quality of human life lived.
Course: 45307     Tuition: $91    Course Fee: $34    
Meeting Day(s): Thur.   9/18/2014 - 10/23/2014    Time: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM  6 sessions
Location: Joppa Hall, Rm. 012    Instructor: M. Kline

Quest for Happiness  

The quest for happiness is a hallmark of the human condition. Whether we dream for professional success, purpose in life, or love, we covet these things because we believe that they will make us happier. Sadness, grief, worry, and low self-esteem often overwhelm us. Tendencies such as anger, jealousy, and bad habits also impede our happiness. Even when there is nothing negative percolating in our psyches, we still might not feel very happy. This course, Happiness, will explore teachings of Judaism, and especially Kabbalah, that offer us a framework of insight with which we can overcome the various struggles that impede our happiness. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply.
Course: 45765     Tuition: $75    
Meeting Day(s): Sun.   10/26/2014 - 12/14/2014    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM  6 sessions
Location: Edgewood Hall, Rm. 165    Instructor: Staff
Couples should use 45766 to register and pay $100. 

Course: 45809     Tuition: $75    
Meeting Day(s): Thur.   10/30/2014 - 12/11/2014    Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM  6 sessions
Location: Bel Air Hall, Rm. 236    Instructor: Staff

Six World Religions  

It is amazing how many expressions of religion are very similar throughout the world. In this course, you will explore a period of time between 800 BC and 200 BC labeled the "Axial Age." This period of time set in motion the foundations of all religions and traces ideas, doctrine, and theology of Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply.
Course: 45306     Tuition: $91    Course Fee: $34    
Meeting Day(s): Mon.   10/13/2014 - 11/17/2014    Time: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM  6 sessions
Location: Edgewood Hall, Rm. 222    Instructor: M. Kline

The Old Testament  

This is a survey of the Hebrew bible from a variety of critical methods. Look at the historical and social context of ancient Israel, its literary traditions, and its surrounding cultures. Learn current theories about how the various narratives of the Hebrew bible originated, its history of compilation and redaction, as well as the material culture of ancient Israel and how it relates to the text of the Hebrew Bible. This is not a faith-based course and students are encouraged to write and express their own perspective on the material. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply.
Course: 45764     Tuition: $91    Course Fee: $34    
Meeting Day(s): Mon.   11/3/2014 - 12/8/2014    Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM  6 sessions
Location: Bel Air Hall, Rm. 104    Instructor: Staff

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