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Religion

Personal Enrichment

Offered through Continuing Education

@ Online

Our religion classes are designed to help you develop a broad understanding of specific world religions. The primary focus of our classes is based on religious traditions, biblical literature, and historical developments of religions throughout the world.

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Classes offered in-person may be rescheduled, canceled or transitioned to an online format based on COVID-19 guidelines. Students are required to follow COVID-19 guidelines for classroom participation, which includes, but is not limited to, use of masks and social distancing requirements.


Unless otherwise specified in the course description, registration for online classes closes three business days prior to the class start date.

 

Religion and Its Role in World History

Join this exciting journey as we explore the question, “What is religion?” Discussion includes a brief survey of world history and will examine how religion has influenced every period. This class is a recommended prerequisite for the Eastern Religions and Western/Monotheistic Religions courses, which discuss five major world religions.
RELG-701 | 1 session | $20 AGE 60+ | $25 REG
P01 Tu 7-9 p.m. | Jan Worley
Feb. 16 | Online

Eastern Religions

Gain an introduction to the teachings, history, development and current challenges of Hinduism and Buddhism. Expand your knowledge of these belief systems and discuss differences and similarities of the major world religions. It is recommended that this course be taken in conjunction with Religion and Its Role in World History and Western/Monotheistic Religions to provide a more complete view of major world religions.
RELG-702 | 2 sessions | $29 AGE 60+ | $39 REG
P01 Tu 7-9 p.m. | Jan Worley
Feb. 23-March 2 | Online

Western/Monotheistic Religions

During each session, you’ll gain an understanding of the teachings, history, development and current challenges of Judaism, Christianity or Islam. Expand your knowledge of other belief systems and gain the opportunity to discuss differences and similarities of major world religions. It is recommended that this course be taken in conjunction with Religion and Its Role in World History and Eastern Religions to provide a more complete view of major world religions.
RELG-703 | 3 sessions | $30 AGE 60+ | $45 REG
P01 Tu 7-9 p.m. | Jan Worley
March 23-April 6 | Online

History of the Bible

Join us for the fascinating history of the world’s most famous, read, debated and controversial book. Discussion will focus on how, when and by whom the material was recorded, copied, translated, debated and eventually selected to be canonized into collections to form the Hebrew Bible followed by the Christian Bible, consisting of the Old and New Testaments. The Protestant Reformation will be discussed with attention to the implications of printing and translation of the Bible into English, the recovery of ancient manuscripts, construction of critical editions and the rise of critical historical scholarship and contemporary responses. Stories within the Bible will not be discussed.
RELG-704 | 2 sessions | $25 AGE 60+ | $35 REG
P02 Tu 7-9 p.m. | Jan Worley
April 13-20 | Online

Forgiveness: The Key to Happiness

Love can heal the world, and forgiveness is the catalyst for making it happen. Hear inspirational stories of miraculous personal healing that radical forgiveness can produce and gain perspective on why forgiveness is so important for well-being. Explore steps of forgiveness that, performed outside of the classroom, can release grievances and heal relationships. This presentation of forgiveness is psychologically based and not focused on any particular religious view of forgiveness; no religious or faith-based view of forgiveness needed to understand and practice it.
RELG-765 | 1 session | $20 AGE 60+ | $25 REG
P01 Tu 7-9 p.m. | Jan Worley
April 27 | Online


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