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Western Dreams and Ideals Underlying American Civilization

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Western Dreams and Ideals Underlying American Civilization
Instructor: Larry Hood
Dates and Times: Wednesdays, February 10 - March 10
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 - Wed

ZOOM Online

Larry Hood 

Course Fee: 


Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
2/10/2021 - 3/10/2021 Weekly - Wed 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM ZOOM Online, ZOOM Online  Map Larry Hood  ClassRoom