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Spring/Summer Book Study

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The Wisdom Way of Knowing
by Cynthia Bourgeault
Led by The Rev. Patricia Rome Robertson,
Assisting Priest for Contemplative Ministry
St. Barnabas Episcopal Church
How do you know anything? Really know it, in your bones? In this day and age of “Fake news”, false truths, and the politicized meaning of life, we have the opportunity to forge a different path. As Thomas Moore puts it in his Foreward to this book:
“The society currently believes in the religion of science and morality of self-interest. But this modernism. . is not adequate to give us the vision to raise our children, stay happily married, and maintain peace in our communities or around the world. We need ways to be educated spiritually that are not naïve, sentimental, or narcissistic.
There can be no question that the future lying right before us demands a different attitude toward religion. Here is where I think this book on the Wisdom tradition has great value. It gets down to the particulars of ancient teachings, the tough and challenging parts, that aim at spiritual intelligence and a carefully examined way of life.”
Meeting: Through ZOOM (until the church building is open):
Tuesdays, twice a month, 10:00 am – 11 am
Dates and chapters covered:
June 9                        Intro, Chapters 1-2
June 23                      Chapter 3
July 7                         Chapters 4-5
July 21                       Chapters 6-7
August 4                   Chapter 8
 August 18                 Summing up what we’ve learned
Although participation will be open to anyone who receives the weekly enews from St. Barnabas and chooses the link to ZOOM IN, those who register for this study will receive a weekly reminder, book notes and questions to ponder.
Please register with The Rev. Patricia Rome Robertson at revprome@hotmail.com