FLS to offer Classical Literature Class for adults

Since the inception of the high school, we have regularly had adults ask, “When are you going to teach a class for adults wishing to read and study the classical literature your students are reading?” Often they also make comments about being jealous or feeling they missed out when they were in school. I’ve always said it sound like a great idea, but then didn’t actually set it up. Well here is your big chance! I will be leading anyone interested through ten books from the 100 or so which we read. The list and reading schedule might seem a bit daunting at first, but it is about 1/3 the reading volume of my students and should be manageable.

Here is how I plan to structure this course. Each week you should strive to pre-read the section I will be lecturing on. For example, for the first day, September 11, you should come having already read Nicomachean Ethics Books 1-2, by Aristotle. I will then lecture on that section and hit some of the key themes and lessons to be gleaned. I would also like to allow for some dialogue with you as you may see something important I have missed. Please note that the books for the last two units are not available for free because they are still under copyright and must be purchased.

In the event you cannot pre-read in a given week, you should still come and listen because there are many fine lessons in these books. If you have to miss a week, you can view the recording on my YouTube channel, as I will be recording them.

Please join me at Faith Lutheran School of Plano on September 11 in the Martin Luther Room. I will start promptly at 6:45 p.m. and plan to finish at 7:30 p.m.

Yours in Christ,
Tim Merritt

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