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Lifelong Learning Chesterfield

Philosophy and Religion - Summer 2018

Lifelong Learning Institute in Chesterfield                  

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Bible Discussion                                              

Thursday                                            PR182002            


May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7, 14, 21, 28, July 5, 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Instructor(s): Rev. Tom Dunkum and June Leslie

This Bible discussion group will continue a verse by verse study of the book of Luke, the physician. Newcomers welcome!


Socrates Café                                   

Wednesday                                      PR182003            


May 23, June 27, August 22

Instructor(s): Annebel Lewis

Our ongoing philosophical discussion uses the Socratic Method to discuss questions, topics or issues through perspectives of various philosophers from Aristotle to the present, as well as through one's own experiences. The discussions this session will focus on ethics, meaning, values and science.


Food and Meals in the Bible                                      

Tuesday                                              PR182033            


July 10

Instructor(s): Dr. Edward Garrett, Jr.

Have you ever wondered about the favorite foods of the people in the Biblical world? What did the ordinary family eat and how were their meals prepared? Here is your opportunity to learn what varieties of foods were available in the time of Jesus. Students will examine and taste some of the stable foods of the Old and New Testaments, learn the significance of food in the lives of the Jewish people, and the importance of meals in their religious life. Come and experience some of the culinary delights of the Biblical world. You'll love each delightful morsel of new knowledge!


Fasting as a Spiritual Discipline                                

Tuesday                                              PR182055            


May 8, 15, 22

Instructor(s): Dr. Linda Massey

Fasting as a spiritual discipline is practiced by most religious groups in the world. This course will survey Jewish fasting as set forth in the Old Testament, the fasting practice of Jesus and his disciples, and fasting in the Muslim community, as well as describe what happens with the human physiology and metabolism when fasting up to three days and intermittent fasting.


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