The Lost Art of Scripture: Rescuing the Sacred Texts
by Karen Armstrong, led by Terri Bourne.
Armstrong shows in this chronicle of the development and significance of major religions that “a narrow and literalistic reading of Scripture is a relatively recent, modern phenomenon. For most of their history, the world’s religious traditions have regarded these texts as tools that enable the individual to connect with the divine, to experience a different level of consciousness, and to help them engage with the world in more meaningful and compassionate ways. At a time of intolerance and mutual incomprehension, The Lost Art of Scripture shines fresh light on the world’s major religions to help us build bridges between faiths and rediscover a creative and spiritual engagement with holy texts.”
Participants, of course, are encouraged to purchase and read the book, but it is not required. Terri will take us deeper into the four sections she introduced in her summer book review and give us great fodder for conversation. The class is open to all, but we’ll need your registration (email about your interest) so we can send you the Zoom link shortly before the first class. The class meets on Wednesdays thru October 7.