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Fall Programs 2017

St. John the Baptist, Jan CrocqUncovering Stories of Faith: The Importance of Spiritual Autobiography

WAYNE SIMSIC, M.A.
Six Tuesdays, October 3, 2017 to November 7, 2017
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. | $90
Church of the Gesu
2470 Miramar Boulevard | University Heights 44118

This course will include references from some of the classics, from people like St. Augustine and Thomas Merton and Dorothy Day, and will also deal with the ways we discover God’s grace at each stage of life, along with the importance of narrative for spiritual growth. There will also be an invitation to journal and reflect on your own faith story both privately and in class. No text, but please bring a notebook or a journal.

This statue will be one of the works studied at the October 28 workshop at the Cleveland Museum of Art (click on image to enlarge).
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Medieval Religious Art: An Artistic & Theological Study of Selected Works at the Cleveland Museum of Art

(including a newly acquired statue of John the Baptist from 1500 AD)

STEPHEN FLIEGEL and GEORGE MATEJKA, PH.D.

A Saturday Workshop, October 28, 2017

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. | $40 Lunch Available in the Cafeteria

The Cleveland Museum of Art | Recital Hall
11150 East Boulevard | Cleveland 44106

Each work selected from the Medieval Period will be explored
from two points of view: Artistic and Theological. A highlight
will be a study of a recent acquisition—a very well-preserved
statue of John the Baptist from c. 1500 AD. Register early:
because of limited space in the galleries, there is a cap on this
course. Instructions, including the schedule and the place to
meet will be sent to each registrant.

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Did Jesus Have to Die?

NATALIE WEAVER, PH.D.
Four Wednesdays, September 13 to October 4, 2017

7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. | $60

Ursuline College | Pilla Center, Room 214 A
2550 Lander Road | Pepper Pike 44124

In a suffering world. the claim that a single, ancient, innocent
death can lead to salvation is a perplexing belief that has
challenged Christian minds for two millennia. This four-week
course explores in historical perspective how Christians from
the biblical period to the present day have derived and
constructed meaning around the central Christian theological
question: Did Jesus Have to Die?

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