Spiritual Renaissances: Creative Episodes in the drama of History (Lecture series)
Spiritual Renaissances: Creative Episodes in the drama of History (Lecture series)

Spiritual Renaissances: Creative Episodes in the drama of History (Lecture series)

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Dates: 7 Wednesdays (Feb 5, 12, 19, 26, March 4, 11, 18)

Time: 7-9 PM

Presenter: Harold Rosen

Cost: $60 for all 7 nights OR $15 per evening (purchase individually)


What brings about creative episodes in humanity’s journey across the ages? World history shows remarkable periods of extensive learning and cultural refinement – inspired by religious renewal and spirituality. 

Each religious civilization can be viewed in ‘seasonal’ terms – going through a spiritual spring, summer, autumn and winter. 

Let’s take an eagle-eye look at several Spiritual Summers, Renaissances or Golden Ages – including Israel’s United Monarchy… Classical Persia… Athens and Alexandria… Gupta India… Tang China… Christian Byzantium… Charlemagne’s Europe… Islamic Persia and Spain – then we’ll share futuristic glimpses of a possible Global Civilization. 

This stimulating survey will cast light on humanity’s quest for a constructive breakthrough today. 

Weekly lecture schedule:

February 5 – The Rise, Fall & Renewal of Civilizations
Religious Civilizations in ‘seasonal’ terms – spiritual spring, summer, autumn & winter… Spiritual Summers as Golden Ages
February 12 – Israel’s United Monarchy & Classical Persia
David & Solomon in Israel… Cyrus & Darius in Zoroastrian Persia
February 19  Hellenic Centers of Learning – Athens & Alexandria
Periclean Athens & its Cultural Legacy… Northern Egypt’s Metropolis of Learning 
February 26  Eastern Golden Ages – Gupta India & Tang China 
Spiritually Motivated Rulers & Patrons of Arts & Sciences in South & East Asia
March 4 – Early Christianity East & West – Justinian’s Byzantium & Charlemagne’s Europe
Eastern Christendom centered in Constantinople… Western Christendom centered in Aachen 
March 11 – Early Islam East & West – Baghdad’s House of Wisdom & Cordova’s Cultural Legacy
Eastern Islam centered in Baghdad… Western Islam centered in Cordova
March 18 – Prospects for a Dynamic Global Civilization
Considering possible dimensions of Global Governance, World Culture & Learning
Who is Harold Rosen?
Harold Rosen
Harold Rosen is a community interfaith educator. He teaches and designs courses on world religions, the founders of major faith traditions, interfaith cooperation, ethics and virtues, religions and civilization, comparative prophecies, spirituality and science, evolution in nature, society and religion, Islam and the West, women mystics, and interfaith history.

Rosen has three master's degrees: one in education, one in religion and one in philosophy. His most recent book is Founders of Faith: The Parallel Lives of God's Messengers (2010).

Rosen has worked and travelled in Israel, Greece, England, India, China, Japan, Korea and Turkey.

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