6 Tuesdays, February 12 – March 19
The primary “Western” religions understand God as a knowable being. Therefore, the emphasis is on establishing and maintaining a relationship with Him, and from that relationship the believer can achieve salvation. This course will explore the spiritual wisdom of the great monotheistic religions of the West—Judaism, Christianity and Islam. We will investigate the core beliefs, the historical development and the spiritual practices of each faith tradition. We will also delve into their most important sacred writings and examine their sacred art. Through our study of Western religious history, philosophy and spiritual practice, we will be able to integrate the Wisdom of the West into our lives.
Instructor: Michael Mullooly, MA