Redeemer Adult Study Group
Meets the 2nd & 4th Tuesday evenings of each month
at 7:00pm in the Parish House Library
Why Evil Exists
Why do humans do evil? What is behind “man’s inhumanity to man,” the troubling fact of human actions that produce suffering and destruction? Is it ultimately a spiritual or cosmic problem? Is it a consequence of social systems or power structures? Or it is some inner deficit of human nature, lurking in the shadow world of our psychology? Why, in the end, does evil exist, why do we all sometimes commit evil ourselves, and how can we avoid it?
The Adult Study Group will meet again on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 or 9:00 pm in the parish House Library throughout the 2011-12 year. We’ll throw open the gates of hell and think together about evil. We will use the video course, Why Evil Exists, by Charles Matthews, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Religion at the University of Virginia and consultant to the Episcopal House of Bishops. Some of us have evaluated the course, and we know that it is lucid and thought provoking. Each meeting begins with a 30-minute lecture from the course, and then we discuss it. No preparation is necessary. The only rules are that everyone is free to express themselves as much or as little as they like, we are free to change our minds, there can be no charge of heresy, and we will have fun with evil—well at least with talking about it!
We are interested in including new members, and our time together really is fun, interesting, and filled with opportunities for spiritual growth.
For more information, contact Howard Baker.