Rel/Phil In-Person: Timeless Questions


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Course Details

  • Course Code: ENRICH-0864_TIQU
  • Location: University Park
  • Mode of Study: In-person
  • Places Left: 0
  • Waitlist Places Left: 5
  • Fee: $135
Timeless Questions: How World Religions Explore the Mysteries of Life
Three In-Person Sessions
Sat., Apr. 6, 13, 20, 2024, 10 am-12 pm MT

Timeless questions are what we ask as we confront the mysteries of life. What is our origin, essential nature, best way to live a good life and final destiny? These questions are timeless because each generation keeps asking them, and their mysteries are never fully resolved. The world religions, in their ancient forms—Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Daoism—explore life's mysteries and provide not so much answers as useful insights for thinking about human existence.

A taboo of silence hangs over these timeless questions, but this course offers a safe and neutral setting—on the DU campus where you can share what you think and learn from others. Read short, selected chapters from the book Timeless Questions, written and provided by Jim Davis, retired DU professor and former dean of University College who also teaches this class. Topics covered include: God, creation, human nature, social order, the good life, suffering and death, and the fate of the world. Join Davis’ facilitated discussion while pondering the most meaningful of questions. “Here you can feel the joy of learning something new while examining the mysteries of your own life through the timeless questions that nag us all,” Davis says. Early registration is encouraged to allow time for pre-class book distribution.

Jim Davis, with the help of many colleagues, created the Enrichment Program at DU's University College. He has authored eight books on college teaching, training and leadership. He holds degrees from Oberlin College, Yale University Divinity School and Michigan State University. A series of graduate courses inspired his life-long interest in world religions.


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Days of the Week Start Date End Date Time Venue Instructor
Saturday 06 April 2024 20 April 2024 10:00AM - 12:00PM All Students James Davis