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Evolution of Wisdom Thought

March 9 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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March 9 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 five two-hour Saturday morning classes, principles from five 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 #2 from 9:30-11:30 a.m., on Saturday, March 9, and continuing on April 27, May 18 and a to be determined date in June. Each session will take place in the Havlik Center at Providence Hall.

The second class will focus on Marcus Aurelius and Dag Hammarskjold. Aurelius was a great Roman Emperor who ruled the vast Roman Empire from 161 to 180 AD, while Hammarskjold was the Secretary General of the United Nations, who tragically died in a plane crash in 1961.

Aurelius was one of the great Stoic Philosophers of the Ancient World, writing in Greek. His journaling became a book titled Meditations. Hammarskjold wrote thoughts in prose and verse, which were published as Markings.

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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