Five World Religions

SIX MONDAYS, 6 – 7:30 P.M. JANUARY 27, FEBRUARY 3, 10, 17, 24 AND MARCH 3 | MUSEUM OF PRINTING HISTORY, 1324 W. CLAY (Between Waugh and Montrose, and between West Gray and West Dallas)

Five speakers will compare the traditions and beliefs of five world religions. In the first session, the Rev. Pittman McGehee, a diplomate Jungian analyst and director of the Institute for the Advancement of Psychology and Spirituality in Houston, will discuss the religious nature of the psyche. Next, Anne Klein, professor of religious studies at Rice University and founding director of Dawn Mountain, a Tibetan temple, community center and research institute in Houston, will speak on Buddhist philosophical and meditative systems. In the third week, David Cook, assistant professor of religious studies at Rice University and a nationally recognized writer and lecturer on Islam, will discuss Islam in its world setting. The fourth class will explore Hindu traditions, led by Joel Brereton, associate professor of Asian studies at the University of Texas in Austin and author of numerous articles on Hinduism. In the fifth week, a lecture entitled “Telling the Jewish Story” will be given by Samuel E. Karff, Rabbi Emeritus, Congregation Beth Israel. In conclusion, Pittman McGehee will explore the topic, “Christianity: Light and Shadow.”



Fall 2018 brochures are out! Please let us know if you did not receive one and we will be happy to send one to you.

Registration is now open. You may register online, by mail, or by phone with a credit card. 


The interest list for the fall and spring study tours is also now open. If you are interested in traveling with the Houston Seminar to Natchez in the fall of 2018 or Virginia in the spring of 2019, please call the registrar at 713.666.9000 to place your name on a list. Please see Terms and Conditions for "travel list" policy.


Please note a date in the Mid-term Elections course has changed from that published in the brochure. The course will meet the first two Mondays, October 29 and November 5 as planned, but will meet Tuesday, November 13 instead of Monday, November 12. 


Also note Art Underground: Carlos Cruz-Diez at the Cistern is FULLY SUBSCRIBED. Please contact the registrar if you would like to be wait listed for this course. 


Have a great summer. We look forward to seeing you this fall!


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