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Passages: The Book of Job

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and nothing you wish is impossible.

Who is this whose ignorant words
cover my design with darkness?

I have spoken of the unspeakable
and tried to grasp the infinite.

Listen and I will speak;
I will question you
: please, instruct me.

I had heard of you with my ears;
but now my eyes have seen you.

Therefore I will be quiet,
comforted that I am dust

Passages: Texts, Contexts, and the Ways to Wisdom

The Book of Job

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
7:00-8:30 pm
Auditorium
Guided Discussion with President Greg Salyer, Ph.D.

UPR on Campus | Summer 2017 | Passages: Texts, Contexts, and the Ways to Wisdom

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GREG SALYER, PH.D is the President of the University of Philosophical Research. He has been a teacher and administrator in higher education for almost twenty-five years. He has a Ph.D. in Literary theory, Contemporary Literature, and Religious Studies from Emory University’s Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts and has taught in many venues, from small liberal arts colleges to a major research university, and online since 2000.

Passages is a free, ten-part, guided discussion offered by the University of Philosophical Research to all.

Second Saturday Speaker’s Platform | President Greg Salyer | Making Meaning in 2017

Meaning

It is an unprecedented time in American and world history. Democratic institutions are threatened and appear to be waning while the problems they were created to address are worse than ever. Ennui and angst are prominent if not dominant, and it seems that our social interactions are increasingly poisonous. The public sphere has become a mutual shouting match, and our politics are locked into the same intransigent and vituperative rhetoric. As W.B. Yeats put it, “The best lack all conviction, while the worst/Are full of passionate intensity.” He would go on to say that some revelation must be at hand. Is it? Do we need a revelation, a new vision? If so, what might it look like? What do the ancient wisdom teachers have to say about all of this? How do we make meaning in 2017 and beyond?

 

 

UPR on Campus: The Meanings of America: The Future Nation

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