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Evolution of Wisdom Thought

February 17 at 9:30 am - 11:30 am EST

Havlik Center at Providence Hall

1 Sisters of Providence
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876


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February 17 at 9:30 am 11:30 am EST

1 Sisters of Providence
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN 47876

Wisdom thought has, in some ways, evolved since “The Epic of Gilgamesh,” the oldest extant literary work, in other ways, it has remained similar or even the same, through to the 20th century. Each society — and the religions it has fostered — has produced its own unique form of wisdom while, at the same time, deriving from and building on some of the same or similar ethical and spiritual principles that have come before it.

During these two-hour Saturday morning classes, principles from different societies and religious traditions will be examined and discussed. Those attending will be given the opportunity to read the short classics in highly accessible translations ahead of time, which will constitute the basis for in-class lectures and for the discussions that follow.

Join us and Dr. Arthur Feinsod for the upcoming Evolution of Wisdom Thought series, beginning with Thought #1 from 9:30-11:30 a.m., on Saturday, February 17, and continuing on March 9, April 27 and May 18. Each session will take place in the Havlik Center at Providence Hall.

The first session will introduce the concept of wisdom in general and then examine what has come to be known as “The Epic of Gilgamesh,” the Sumerian classic found on cuneiform tablets chronicling King Gilgamesh’s quest for immortality after the death of his best friend Enkidu.

All attending are asked to read the translation of Gilgamesh by Stephen Mitchell. Cost is between $10-11 new but it can be purchased at a less expensive price through Amazon.

Cost for each session of the series is $25.

For more information, call 812-535-2952 or email provctr@spsmw.org.

For more information

Contact Providence Spirituality & Conference Center at 812-535-2952 or provctr@spsmw.org.

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Sisters of Providence

A community of vowed Catholic women religious, we joyfully live out the radical Gospel message of love, mercy and justice in today’s world. Inspired by our foundress Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, we are passionate about our lives of prayer, education, service and advocacy. We dedicate ourselves to helping those who might otherwise be forgotten.

Dr. Arthur Feinsod

Dr. Arthur Feinsod (BA Harvard, MA UC Berkeley, and PhD NYU) is Professor in the Indiana State Theater Department and Honors College and is President of the InterFaith Council of the Wabash Valley.  He is also a professional playwright, director and theater history scholar. Between 2001 and 2014 he served as Artistic Director of Crossroads Repertory Theatre. He has been recognized at Indiana State with the Caleb Mills Award, the Faculty Member of the Year Award from the Honors College, and, just recently, the Theodore Dreiser Distinguished Research/Creativity Award.

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