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Intensive Course: “Theology of Friendship: Augustine and Aelred of Rievaulx”

June 6 @ 8:00 am - June 10 @ 5:00 pm

$375

Intensive Course: “Theology of Friendship: Augustine and Aelred of Rievaulx”

In John 15 Jesus says that he no longer calls his disciples servants, he calls them friends. When combined with the claim that Jesus himself was the divine logos–that he was in fact God–this would have been scandalous to any educated Greco-Roman audience. Yet here Jesus is claiming to be God, claiming to be our friend.

In this class taught by Colin Redemer, we will work through scripture, the 12th-century text of Aelred of Rievaulx De Spirituali Amicitia, and selections of Augustine’s corpus to explore what the Christian reflection on friendship uniquely adds to the conversation about the nature of friendship and its relationship to the meaning of reality and human life which was started by Plato in his cryptic dialogue Lysis over two thousand years ago.

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June 6 @ 8:00 am
End:
June 10 @ 5:00 pm
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$375
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Davenant House
419 Glenolden Dr.
Landrum, SC 29356 United States
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