Beasts, Politics, and the End of the World: Understanding the Book of Revelation
Rev. George Smiga, S.T.D.
Six Saturdays: January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. $90.00
Forest Hills Church (3031 Monticello Blvd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118)
The Book of Revelation stands apart from the other works of the New Testament. Populated by exotic visions and multi-headed beasts, it can often confuse and disturb its readers. This course will explore Revelation’s setting, method, and purpose. It will uncover a literary work that is crafted to motivate its original audience and still speaks to those who listen today.
An Alternative Orthodoxy: The Franciscan Spirituality of Richard Rohr
Rev. Donald Cozzens, Ph.D.
Four Wednesday evenings: January 29, February 5, 12, and 19
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. $60
Drawing on the work of the renowned spiritual master, Richard Rohr, especially his Eager to Love and The Universal Christ, this course will explore the liberating alternative orthodoxy of Franciscan spirituality. Instructor suggests having library or personal copies of both books for class. Both can be found at Amazon or Half Price Books.
Dimensions of the Sacred: An Exploration of the Six Dimensions of Religion
Alan Kolp, Ph.D.
Four Mondays Jan 27, Feb 3, 10 and 17.
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. $60.00
Class located in Hook Music Room (Easily accessed from the rear entrance/parking lot)
Facilitating discussion around the book Dimensions of the Sacred by Ninian Smart, this course will explore the six dimensions of religion and how they apply to the major world religions. Instructor recommends purchasing the book which is available on-line through Amazon and Half Price Books.