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Great Books Discussion
2/7/2019
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Categories: Adult Enrichment
Location: McDonough - Preschool Rm 16
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In the face of Thomas Aquinas’ position that poets depict fiction, can Dante (1265-1321) make any meaningful claim to be a purveyor of truth? The Divine Comedy is considered among the greatest works of literature of all time – yet many find the work daunting. Purgatory, Dante’s beginning of the realm of salvation, includes a terrace for each of the seven deadly sins. Join our discussion of how love relates to each of these sins, along with numerous other topics. At the meeting on Thursday, February 7th, we’ll discuss the first twelve cantos of Purgatory - the second canticle of The Divine Comedy. Subsequent meetings will be held monthly with selections from the Great Books Foundation series. Contact Patrick Carey at 770-241-2511 for further information.



Ministry Description:
The goal of this lively discussion group is to engage the intellect and imagination through shared inquiry about provocative literature. The Great Books Foundation in Chicago compiles the selections. Challenge and broaden your thinking as the group probes deeply into characters and ideas. Members are required to read the selections prior to the meetings and come prepared to answer interpretive questions. The Great Books Discussion Group meets from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month between September and May.