Religion

Personal Enrichment

Offered through Continuing Education

@ Meramec | Wildwood

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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314-984-7777

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Religion and Its Role in World History

Come join us for an exciting journey as we investigate the question: "What is religion?" Our popular instructor will include a brief survey of world history that shows how religion has influenced every period of that history. This class is a recommended prerequisite for the Eastern Religions course and the Western Religions course which will discuss five major world religions.
RELG:701 | 1 session | $13 Age 60+ | $19 Regular
P01 | Tu 7-9 p.m. | Jan Worley | Feb. 26 | WW, 202

Eastern Religions

Are you intrigued by the major religions of Asia? Begin your search for understanding with this course, which offers an introduction to the teachings, history, development and current challenges of Hinduism and Buddhism. This course will expand your knowledge of other belief systems and give you an opportunity to discuss the 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' classes to provide a more complete view of major world religions.
RELG:701 | 2 sessions | $19 Age 60+ | $29 Regular
P02 | Tu 7-9 p.m. | Jan Worley | March 5-12 | WW, 204

How We Know and Why We Believe

This course is an expansion of "How Do We Know What We Know to be True" offered in summer and fall 2018. It examines four major ways in which humans have come to "know" what they believe to be true. In addition, there is a focus on comparing and contrasting knowledge and belief.
RELG:701 | 2 sessions | $14 Age 60+ | $19 Regular
P03 | Th 7-9 p.m. | Ron Mertz | March 7-14 | MC-BA, 114

Western/Monotheistic Religions

Each week, we'll spend the evening talking about the teachings, history, development and current challenges of one of the following western/monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. This course will expand your knowledge of other belief systems and give you an opportunity to discuss the 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' classes to provide a more complete view of major world religions.
RELG:701 | 3 sessions | $15 Age 60+ | $39 Regular
P04 | Tu 7-9 p.m. | Jan Worley | March 26-April 9 | WW, 202

History of the Bible

Join us for a look at the history of one of the world's most famous, most read, most debated and most controversial books. The stories within the Bible will not be discussed. Discussions 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 first, the Hebrew scriptures, then the Christian Bible, consisting of the Old and New Testaments. We'll discuss the Protestant Reformation with attention to the implications of printing and translation of the Bible into English, and the recovery of ancient manuscripts, construction of critical editions and the rise of critical historical scholarship as well as contemporary responses.
RELG:701 | 2 sessions | $19 Age 60+ | $29 Regular
P05 | Tu 7-9 p.m. | Jan Worley | April 30-May 7 | WW, 202

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