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September 2014
$100

Exploring Christian Mysticism

September 8 @ 7:00 pm - October 6 @ 8:30 pm
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The renowned theologian Karl Rahner said, “The Christian of the future will be a mystic or will not exist at all.” In other words, to remain vital for the future, Christianity must transform itself from a dogmatic religion to an embodied spirituality. Like Sufism, Yoga or Zen, Christianity has its own mystical tradition of meditation and inner awakening. This class unpacks the history and core teachings of contemplative Christianity, and provides useful exercises for exploring the practical, transformational heart of… [Read more...]

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October 2014
$210

Introduction to World Mysticism

October 1 @ 7:00 pm - October 29 @ 9:00 pm
Emory Alpharetta Campus,
1725 Windward Concourse, Alpharetta, GA 30005 United States
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Central to many cultural trends is mysticism—a vague word that can be translated as “the spiritual principle at the heart of religion.” Many people believe mysticism is the golden thread that unites all the world’s religions, while others scoff at the idea. Decide for yourself in this class as we explore major themes and writings from the world’s great mystical traditions. Using Phyllis Zagano’s Mysticism and the Spiritual Quest: A Crosscultural Anthology as our textbook, we’ll examine the world’s great wisdom traditions—Taoism,… [Read more...]

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November 2014
$210

Introduction to Christian Mysticism

November 17 @ 7:00 pm - December 15 @ 9:00 pm
Emory Alpharetta Campus,
1725 Windward Concourse, Alpharetta, GA 30005 United States
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The renowned twentieth century German theologian Karl Rahner said, “The Christian of the future will be a mystic or will not exist at all.” What could he have meant by this? In the popular mind, mysticism is associated with eastern spirituality, like Yoga or Zen. But there is a little-known tradition of meditation and spiritual awakening even within Christianity. This non-sectarian class will survey the history of Christian mysticism from Biblical times to the present, explore the meaning of mysticism… [Read more...]

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