Three Faiths and the Revival of Aristotle’s Thought – New!

Three Faiths and the Revival of Aristotle’s Thought – New!
4 sessions • 10 hours

In the 12th century, there was a vast shift in the West toward analytic and scientific thinking, and ultimately this was a major force in the emergence of the renaissance and enlightenment. We will recount the story of that shift, and introduce the three of the greatest minds in this remarkable story: Averroes, a Muslim; Maimonides, a Jew; and Aquinas, a Christian. In heavily illustrated PowerPoint presentations, Dr. Gray introduces this great philosophical tradition in a manner which can be understood by those with and without formal philosophy experience. The two-hour presentations include mid-point breaks and are each followed by half-hour discussion opportunities.

Instructor: Karen Gray, Ph.D., received her S.T.B. degree from Harvard Divinity School and her Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh where her thesis was on “Religious Atheism in Contemporary Western Thought: A Christian Problem and a Buddhist Perspective.” She recently retired after 20 years with the Smithsonian Associates designing adult study tours. She has had a lifelong fascination with the world’s religions which she approaches with openness and from a scholarly perspective.

Three Faiths and the Revival of Aristotle’s Thought – New!
ILR929 • 5-digit: 18679
Friday • 10/4-10/25 • 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Visual/Performing Arts Center (F Building) • Room F109
Tuition: $40 | Fee: $99 | Total: $139
MD residents age 60+ pay fee only





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