Courses

Pittman McGehee on The Denial of Death

Four Wednesdays, September 27 and October 4, 11, and 25, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. | St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, Church Parlor, 2450 River Oaks Boulevard


Ernest Becker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Denial of Death, compels us to consider the nature of our humanity. What makes humans act as we do? Becker’s viewpoint is that the fear of death is what motivates us and the threat of death forces us into denial. Becker’s far-reaching study provides an excellent summary of western psychology and philosophy, explaining and expanding upon the work of such luminaries as Freud, Jung, Rank, and Kierkegaard.

J. Pittman McGehee, a Jungian analyst and the director of the Institute for the Advancement of Psychology and Spirituality, will offer Becker’s viewpoint and argue with its conclusions. McGehee is a priest of the Episcopal Church and the former dean of Christ Church Cathedral. He is widely known as a lecturer and educator in psychology and religion, as well as a published poet and essayist.


For more information on Ernest Becker's work and legacy, please visit the website of the Ernest Becker Foundation.

 

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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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