Desire, Narrative and Self Formation
This course will explore the formation of self. Exploring the unconscious movements of desire and the stories we develop to give meaning to our life events.
Mimesis and the Meaning of Myth
Understanding the origin of culture according to mimetic realism. Deconstructing origin myths and rituals to understand the function of sacrifice and the birth of the gods.
Scripture as Conversation
To understand the relationship between scripture and myth and why that is relevant to us today. What are the underlying messages contained in these stories? What do ancient myths have in common with the Bible and, very significantly, where do they differ?
Jesus the Crescendo
What makes Jesus Christ uniquely significant in history, relevant in our present world and a living hope for the future of humanity. Jesus’ story summarizes the human story and offers a conclusion that we were unable to reach ourselves.