The Cathedral of St. Philip - Atlanta, GA

Old Fashioned Sunday School

Old Fashioned Sunday School meets every Sunday at 10:10 a.m. in Child Hall to discuss topics of general interest to the Cathedral community. All are welcome. You will find a light heart, warm welcome, and good coffee!


Reading Genesis: The Beginning of Wisdom

Child Hall, 10:10 a.m.

Since the nineteenth century, biblical scholars have become largely uninterested in the wisdom offered by the book of Genesis. They tend to focus on the fact that the book is a collection of separate documents that were written by different people at different times for different reasons and devote themselves to answering questions about whether and how these various pieces fit together. This approach means that they avoid the larger questions about life like, “What is the meaning of life?” and “How it should be lived?”
This series will focus on what the book of Genesis has to say about these larger questions.  They are as important to us today as they were when they were first asked! We need the wisdom of Genesis as we work through issues facing us now about family and private life, community and politics, and our relation to nature and the earth. You will not be disappointed! As it turns out, Genesis doesn’t tell us stories about what happened as much as it tells us stories about what always happens.
The Rev. Canon George Maxwell will lead a discussion based on Leon R. Kass’ book titled The Beginning of Wisdom: Reading Genesis (Univ. of Chicago Press, 2023).  You don’t need to buy or read the book to participate in the series.

This class meets in Child Hall, and recordings are available online after Sunday on this page.


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