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Starting: Saturday, June 14, 2014
Saturdays, June 14 – August 9 (class will not meet July 5)
St. Thomas Aquinas: Behemoth of Medieval Theology
Led by Thomas Zebrowski

Thomas Aquinas (1225-74) is one of the greatest Christian theologians. He combined the existing tradition of Christian theology with the newly rediscovered philosophy of Aristotle in a sweeping and enduring vision of God and creation. This seminar introduces Aquinas through selections from his colossal Summa Theologiae, highlighting the hallmarks of his natural philosophy. Topics will...


Starting: Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Tuesdays, June 17 – July 22
Friedrich Nietzsche’s Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book for All and None
Led by Eugene Newman

Nietzsche prophetically subtitled his Zarathustra “A Book for All and None.” Often misinterpreted by both disciples and critics as the scripture of a Nietzsche cult, it stands as one of western culture’s great challenges to “become oneself.” Exploring the themes of will to power, übermensch, and eternal recurrence, we will attempt to unravel the Nietzsche legend....