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Encounter. Conversion and Love

Three weeks: Nov. 25, Dec. 2 and 9. 

Week 1: Cistercian order. Life of St. Bernard.  "On the Steps of Humility and Pride" (text online)

Week 2:  Reading "On conversion", a sermon given in Paris in 1140, after which more than 20 hearers followed St. Bernard to Clairvaux monastery. Bernard of Clairvaux: Selected Works*

Week 3: "On Loving God". Four types of love that Christians experience as they grow in their relationship with God: loving one's self, selfish love, loving God as God, and loving one's self in God. Introduction to the "Letters on the Song of Songs."  Bernard of Clairvaux: Selected Works*

Donations: $15

* We will also use this book when studying Song of Songs next semester. 

Earlier Event: November 24
Encounter. Wisdom Studies
Later Event: November 29
Encounter. St. Andrew's Ball