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Western Dreams and Ideals Underlying American Civilization

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Western Dreams and Ideals Underlying American

Instructor: Larry Hood
Dates and Times: Mondays, September 7 – October 5, 10 - 12 Noon
Location: Online Zoom Course
Maximum Enrollment: 30 | Course Fee: $25

American theologian Paul Tillich has written that culture is how people interact based on their common understanding
of Truth that is their value system, their religion. American sociologist Peter Berger has asserted that people crave meaning,
that religion provides this and social solidarity with all united in a common understanding of reality. The Judeo-Christian
religion, intertwined with Greek rationalism and idealism, underlies the western world’s ethos and its expressions in daily
patterns of living. This course examines the creation of the Western Tradition, its values and world-view, and how American
culture is one distillation of that tradition. It will consider the meaning and ramifications of Americans’ understanding of
community, the individual’s proper relationship to community and the purpose and rightful authority of government.


Class Details

5 Sessions
Weekly - Mon

ZOOM Online

MultipleInstructor :
1.Nick Farr2.Larry Hood 

Course Fee: 


Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
9/7/2020 - 10/5/2020 Weekly - Mon 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM ZOOM Online, ZOOM Online  Map Larry Hood  ; Nick Farr  ClassRoom