Current Programs 2021

Socratic Paths: Jerusalem and Athens
Begins January 3, 2021
Sundays, 9:30 - 10:45am via Zoom  Register here

Two cities, signifying the sources of philosophic reason and biblical revelation, gave birth to two ways of life. Writers who are sensitive to these ways have explored whether they are always in tension or can be reconciled. Join us for a series on short texts that raise the question, in different ways, of the relationship between these two orientations.

Socratic Paths offers an opportunity to slow down, read carefully, and converse with others who are interested in understanding what worthwhile books have to say. We practice shared inquiry: engaging with a text and other readers. An experienced facilitator helps discussions unfold naturally, in light of the reading.

The following sessions are scheduled for 2021, with four live sessions on Zoom (video or telephone). Each session is held from 9:30 am to 10:45 am, Sunday mornings. Register for one or more. A special one-session introduction will be held on January 31.

January 3, 10, 17, 24 – Aristophanes, Clouds
January 31 – Jerusalem and Athens: Guiding Questions
February 7, 14, 21, 28 – Sophocles, Antigone
March 7, 14, 21, 28 – Plato, Euthyphro
April 4, 11, 18, 25 – Rousseau, Faith of the Savoyard Vicar (Emile)

Past Programs