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ENRICH-0748 – Rel/Phil In-Person: Timeless Questions (ENRICH-0748_TIME)

Timeless Questions: How World Religions Explore the Mysteries of Life

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? The 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, learn from others and in week one, munch on Danish provided by your instructor. 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.

Three in-person sessions
Sat., Apr. 1, 15, 29, 2023, 10-12 pm MT

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 a life-long interest in world religions.
Course Details
Location: University ParkMode of Study: In-personPlaces Left: 3Waitlist Places Left: 5Fee: $135


Days of the WeekStart DateEnd DateTimeVenueInstructor
Saturday1st April 20231st April 202310:00AM - 12:00PMN/AJames Davis
Saturday15th April 202315th April 202310:00AM - 12:00PMN/AJames Davis
Saturday29th April 202329th April 202310:00AM - 12:00PMN/AJames Davis