Love Your Neighbor – A Discussion Group
Wednesdays, 5:45 p.m., in the narthex
Edited by famed theologian Emilie Townes, in A Troubling in My Soul well-known womanist theologians explore the persistent question of evil and suffering in compelling new ways. Committed to an integrated analysis of race, gender, and class, they also address the shortcomings of traditional, feminist, and Black theologies in dealing with evil. Vigorous and forthright, A Troubling in My Soul is must-reading for everyone interested in African-American, women’s, and contemporary religious studies as a resource for addressing racism.
Christ the King Church’s Love Your Neighbor Group will read and discuss A Troubling in My Soul, along with pertinent Bible readings, on Wednesday nights, beginning at 5:45, during the Wednesday Night Alive! “spring semester.” All are welcome!
What About Greek? A Brief Study of Greek Tragedy
Wednesdays, 6:15 p.m., 3rd floor
Our Bible was written in Hebrew and Aramaic (Old Testament) and Greek (New Testament). For Hebrew, the Old Testament is our only text; for Aramaic see Matthias Henze Mind the Gap (2017). What about Greek? Kristine Wallace will lead a brief study of some Greek tragedies: Aeschylus Oresteia (458 BC) and Sophocles’ Theban plays (Antigone 442 BC, Oedipus the King c. 427 BC, Oedipus at Colonus 408 BC), which are contemporary with Second Temple Judaism (515 BC-70 AD). We will look at how Greek polytheistic thinkers dealt with issues of justice, sin and redemption, in contrast to the monotheistic Hebrew writers who confronted these same questions. On January 17 we will discuss Aeschylus Oresteia (Agamemnon, Libation Bearers, Eumenides)—big assignment since we’ve been on a long vacation… On January 24, 31 and February 7 we will tackle the three Sophoclean tragedies. Note: Amazon has available paperback translations of these plays at reasonable prices.