14S302F Changes in Spiritual Perspectives Across Lifetimes
Location: DOC House
Tuesday, March 18, 2014-Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Meets 12:00 PM-2:00 PM EDT
Status: This course is completed
Every person’s spiritual perspective has undergone changes over their lifetime. For some persons the change was a shift or drift over time — a turning point or incremental changes in thinking about the meaning of life. Others arrived at course adjustments through reading or study. Still others had a transformative life experience. By learning of others’ experiences, we can become more open to diverse definitions and experiences of spirituality — and to how they may inform our own perspective. By sharing our own narrative, we gain insight into how we came to view life as we do.
This course will involve each participant sharing an episode or an overview of important changes in her or his spiritual perspective in a 15” presentation; this will be followed by classmates commenting and asking questions with the aim of better understanding the experiences and thinking described; the comment and question time will not be confrontational. Importantly, persons with either God or non-God perspectives are encouraged to enroll and will be respected.
There are no required textbooks for this course.
Instructor -- Sarah Jo Brown
has read diverse spiritual literature over the years. In recent years she has attempted to compile an account of her readings and evolving thinking. This work is still in progress. The course has been offered once before; the presentations were quite candid, and most interesting.