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The Axial Age - 800-300 BCE: How New Answers to Old Questions Transformed the World

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The Axial Age - 800-300 BCE: How New Answers
to Old Questions Transformed the World
Instructors: Penny Lamb & Jack Furlong
Dates and Times: Fridays, September 9 – November 11
2 – 4 p.m.
Location: Lexington Theological Seminary, 5th Floor
Maximum Enrollment: 20 | Course Fee: $30
Some twenty-five hundred years ago across the globe a new
generation of thinkers and do-ers arose who were dismayed
and discouraged by the chaos and violence that was sometimes
all too dominant in their societies. This new generation of
philosophers was able to imagine a world that could be different,
and they began to influence others and to teach about a new way
of being. Between about 800 and 300 BCE profound changes
in schools of thought and societies gave rise to new ideas that
have changed and continue to change the world. In Persia,
there was Zoroaster. In India Vedantic Hinduism, Jainism and
Buddhism began transforming people’s lives. Confucius and
Lao-Tse in China began to teach about new ways of living. The
concept of monotheism transformed Judaism in the Ancient
Middle East, and in Greece new ideas of polity gave rise to the
idea of democracy. Although rooted in a distant past, these ideas
reshaped our world profoundly and continue to resonate in the
lives of people today. In this course we will study these radical
movements, considering what came before them, how they arose,
and the many ways in which they are still reshaping our world today.

Class Details

10 Session(s)
Weekly - Fri

Lexington Theological Seminary

MultipleInstructor :
1.Jack Furlong2.Penny Lamb 

Course Fee: 


Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
9/9/2022 - 11/11/2022 Weekly - Fri 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM Lexington, Lexington Theological Seminary  Map Penny Lamb  ; Jack Furlong  ClassRoom