arising out of our lived experience
give impetus to a collective exploration of the relationship
sacred and secular, tradition and imagination,
the legacies of faith and the challenges to faithful living
in our 21st century world.
The primary goals of
this course are:
primary outcomes of this course are:
- a clear understanding of how and where hope is made
manifest in our times
- an ability to articulate a rudimentary spirituality of hope
- a more conscious awareness of the Divine Presence in our
taking the course for credit are expected to:
read all the books on the course reading list
participate fully in class discussions and activities
help prepare a class mandala for one of the sessions
complete the self-assessment Grade Sheet, which includes
course outcomes were achieved
auditing the course are expected to:
the day that grades are due, students taking the course for credit
must submit to the instructor either
a Grade Sheet or a signed Incomplete Form (available from the
are due January 5, 2005.
The Dynamics of Hope
is no required reading for the opening session.
Recovering the Feminine Divine
The Da Vinci Code: A
Way of the Heart
The Heart of Christianity, Borg
October 6 The
Jesus We Never
The Gospel of Thomas,
October 13 Saying
Yes to God
I’d Say Yes to God, Reeves
Stories of Hope
The Secret Life of Bees, Kidd
Where the Divine
and Human Meet
November 3 Wellsprings
A chance to catch up on the reading
A Hunger for
Urgings of the Heart, Au
Hope as a Source of Our Spirituality
is no required reading for the final session.
The class meets
Wednesdays from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Hartford Seminary.
sends us dancing
in a tomorrow we cannot see
of the multiple pasts of life
we cannot forget.”
By Struggle, Transformed by Hope
Wilkie, and Cannon, Noreen. Urgings of the Heart. A
Spirituality of Integration. New
York: Paulist Press, 1995.
Marcus J. The Heart of Christianity. Rediscovering a Life of
Dan. The Da Vinci Code. A Novel. New York: Doubleday, 2003.
Matthew. Creativity. Where the Divine and the Human Meet. New
York: Penguin, 2002.
Sue Monk. The Secret Life of Bees. A Novel. New York:
Ron. The Gospel of Thomas. A Guidebook for Spiritual Practice. Woodstock,
Nancy. I’d Say Yes, God, If I Knew What You Wanted. Kelowna,
BC, Canada: Northstone/Wood
Lake Books, 2001.
that is seen
who hopes for what is seen?
if we hope for what we do not see,
wait for it with patience.”