You are invited to join us virtually from wherever you are this Sunday morning,
Feb. 25, 2024, at 9:00, for our Inquiring Minds forum.
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TITLE: What is Western Culture?
Western Civilization was built and shaped over time, influenced by various thought traditions and a multitude of cultural values. It stands as a testament to the changing schools of human thought. This week, we will unravel some of the intricate threads of the fabric of Western civilization. As a discussion group, we shall pay special attention to some of Western Civilizations belief systems and philosophical traditions. We will spotlight some of the work of Plato, who some say is perhaps the most influential figure in Western thought.
The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy says “Plato is, by any reckoning, one of the most dazzling writers in the Western literary tradition and one of the most penetrating, wide-ranging, and influential authors in the history of philosophy. An Athenian citizen of high status, he displays in his works his absorption in the political events and intellectual movements of his time, but the questions he raises are so profound and the strategies he uses for tackling them so richly suggestive and provocative that educated readers of nearly every period have in some way been influenced by him…”
We encourage you to bring your thoughts and any examples of Western culture you would like to discuss. How have Western institutions and/or individuals shaped the modern world? What does it mean to consider the nature of human existence in the context of our Western Civilization? We hope you can join us for this engaging discussion!
1. Overview of Western Civilization (first 4 paragraphs)
2. Overview on Plato (first paragraph)
SIGN UP TO PRESENT A FUTURE TALK OR VOLUNTEER FOR THE FORUM INTRODUCTION PANEL:
Please submit a relevant discussion subject to me or Dan that you would like to introduce for a future discussion. The introduction should be no more than 15 minutes. You may also volunteer to be a member of the Forum Introduction Panel if you participated in the topic selection (usually following the previous Sunday’s forum), contributed content ideas, and suggested reading material.
Our Sunday Service at 10:30 – https://universityuus.org/
Speaker: Reverend Dr. Tracie Barrett
Love In Action –
How do we live out our values with Love?
What do we do with people who harm us or others?
Rev. Tracie explores how we can put out love into action.
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