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Lifelong Learning Chesterfield

Philosophy and Religion - Fall 2018

Lifelong Learning Institute in Chesterfield                  

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Bible Discussion                                              

Thursday                                            PR183002            


Sept 6, 13, 20, 27, Oct 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov 1, 8, 15, 29, Dec 6, 13

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

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


The Power of Myth                                        

Wednesday                                      PR183057            


Sept 12, 19, 26, Oct 3, 10, 17

Instructor(s): Timothy Pace

This course will be an exhilarating journey into the mind and spirit of a remarkable man, Joseph Campbell, a legendary teacher and a masterful storyteller. Students will explore subjects such as the heroes’ adventure, the message of myth, the first storytellers, sacrifice and bliss, love and the goddess, and the masks of eternity. The instructor will encourage an open discussion of the material covered.


Philosophy of the Mind: Spiritual Brain, Consciousness and Religious Experience                                          

Thursday                                            PR183056            


Sept 13, 20, 27, Oct 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov 1, 8, 15, 29, Dec 6, 13

Instructor(s): Bryan McChesney

This year-long discussion series will use substance dualism as a backdrop that includes neurotheology (brain vs. spiritual mind) and addresses some questions about why human beings exist. What is the nature of truth? How can people know what is real? How does science study religion? What does artificial intelligence have to do with it?


Islam and Muslims from Authentic Sources                                       

Tuesday                                              PR183058            


Sept 25, Oct 2

Instructor(s): Tarek Elganainy

This course will cover the beginning and start of the religion of Islam in the first session to include basic beliefs and practices, major sects and factions, ideology and view of the world. In the next session, a guided discussion will be presented on different Islamic topics that are frequently discussed in the media. Topics will include: Jihad, Human Rights, Freedom of religion and coexistence. All will be discussed from verses in the Quran. Time for questions and answers will be allowed, and attendance at both sessions is recommended.


Socrates Café                                   

Wednesday                                      PR183003            


Sept 26, Oct 24, Nov 28, Dec 19

Instructor(s): Annebel Lewis

This 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 Problems of Knowledge and Mind Matters.


The Miracles of Jesus                                   

Thursday                                            PR183011            


Oct 18, 25

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

Do you believe in miracles? This course will provide an opportunity to explore the meaning of Biblical miracles. A historical and chronological look will be taken at the 35 miracles of Jesus recorded in the four Gospels. The basic three types of Jesus's miracles (signs of healing, signs of God's power in creation, and signs of God's power in death) will be examined. This will not be a dull or boring experience. Students are asked to bring a Bible.


Historical Bible Facts                                    

Tuesday                                              PR183059            


Nov 27, Dec 4

Instructor(s): Wayne Moyer

This course will aim to provide answers to questions people have about Biblical characters and events that the Bible doesn’t expound on. For example: How and when did the Bible become a book, especially the New Testament letters? Why are there only four Gospel accounts? Didn’t the other apostles write about Jesus? What happened to all of the apostles? Where did they go? How did they die? What happened during the 430 years of silence between the Old Testament book of Malachi and the New Testament book of Matthew? Why do some Bibles have Apocryphal Books and others do not? Are numbers representative of anything specific in the Old and New Testament? Students will examine other historical references to Biblical characters and events that are not found in the Bible.


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