Wine & Class Club
@ Keipi, Greenville SC

On Tuesdays at 7:30pm, experience new Georgian wines, engage in deep conversation, and dive into history to figure out the modern world. John Heers, Co-Founder and Director of First Things Foundation will be your teacher as we explore...The History of Love.

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The Winter Course Details

 

 

Location:

 

Classes will be held both online and in person at Keipi Restaurant in Greenville, SC.

 

Dates:

  • Tuesday November 29th (first class)

  • Tuesdays in December: 6th, 13th and 20th

  • Tuesdays in January: 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st

  • Tuesdays in February: 7th, 14th

Overview:

This course offers a unique look at the role of agape and the idea of love in our human past. We will begin by spending time defining love with an eye toward past cultures and past philosophies. We will explore the history of love as understood by: Modern psychologists, 18th and 19th Century Enlightenment philosophers, 17th Century Protestant Europeans, 1st Century Greco-Romans, ancient biblical Jews, Vedic Hindus, traditional Buddhists, native worshipers of nature, Eastern Taoists, Catholic and Orthodox Christians, traditional Muslims and finally those who seek to find love in the pursuit of American pop-culture.

 

In short, we are going to take a trip to the past in order to find out what human beings have come to know as love. Next, we will ask questions about how these definitions of love have affected law, politics, education and the cornerstone of culture; the family. Does a societies’ definition of love change the course of history for that society? Can love be taught in our schools, and will it be taught whether we will it or not? Why has erotic or romantic love become the cornerstone of marriage in modern societies? Are all laws based on love? Can war be waged in the name of love? Should love of brother be an incentive for health care and other government initiatives? Why does marriage matter?

*Reading list to come as well, though you can count on these two books if you feel like getting started: The Ethics of Beauty by Timothy Patitsas (look for him on WAWTAR this month), and Marriage, A History by Stephanie Coontz. Oh, and you don’t need to read these books to benefit from the class. Edification University in the house!