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Lifelong Learning Chesterfield

Philosophy and Religion - Spring 2019

Lifelong Learning Institute in Chesterfield                  

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Bible Discussion                                              

Thursday                                            PR191002            


Jan 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb 7, 14, 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 11, 18, 25, May 2

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 Great Myths and Life Lessons                                          

Wednesday                                      PR191060            


Jan 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb 6, 13

Instructor(s): Timothy Pace

This course will present life lessons found in the Great Myths. Subjects will include the myth of Troy, Jason and the Golden Fleece, the epic of Gilgamesh, King Arthur, the Search for the Holy Grail, and Davy Crocket and the myth of the Frontier. There will be a video presentation followed by a discussion of the subject matter.


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

Thursday                                            PR191056            


Jan 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb 7, 14, 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 11, 18, 25

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?


Socrates Café                                   

Wednesday                                      PR191003            


Jan 23, Feb 27, March 27, April 24

Instructor(s): Annebel Lewis and Stephen Peterson

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 Mind Matters and Science.


Historical Bible Facts                                    

Tuesday                                              PR191059            


Feb 19, 26

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.


Biblical Family Events                                   

Tuesday                                              PR191061            


March 5, 12

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

A fascinating and informative experience awaits as some of the major events and traditions of families of the Old and New Testaments are considered. We will explore four important Hebrew rituals: (1) THE BIRTH OF A CHILD--includes the various meanings of a baby's birth, the naming of a child, and the weaning of a child. (2) CIRCUMCISION and its significance. (3) MARRIAGE (particularly weddings)--featuring wedding preparations, the bridal procession, the wedding feast, the honeymoon and a believe it or not section. (4) DEATH--involves an understanding of Jewish mourning, the burial responsibilities of the family, tomb sites, and other requirements. Come prepared to learn a lot!



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