In the Adult Forum: The Journey Home in Greek & Roman Literature and Art

Event details

  • Sunday | December 15, 2019
  • 10:10 am
  • St. Paul's Dining Room

The Adult Formation Team presents an Advent Sunday Forum Series entitled A Place Called Home. 

Please join us at 10:10 a.m. in the Dining Room on these Sundays in December.

December 15: The Journey Home in Greek & Roman Literature and Art Why and when does one leave home? To what lengths would one go to return?
What does one do when home no longer exists? Dr. Timothy Wutrich, Senior Instructor of Classics at Case Western Reserve University, will explore the meaning of home in Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey and Vergil’s Aeneid. We will look at texts and images from the pre-Christian Mediterranean world in an attempt to understand what home meant for early Christians and what it might mean for us today.

December 22: Mistletoe Memories of Home Do you remember your earliest Christmases? What do you remember and why? John Orlock, a playwright and professor of English at Case Western Reserve University compiled – through extensive interviews – the Christmas memories of residents in a Minneapolis Lutheran nursing home. In addition to reading excerpts from this project, Orlock will share insights on how to engage family and friends about their Christmas memories: a rewarding process to bring light, joy, and spiritual mystery to this religious holiday in bleak midwinter.