At the request of prospective students, including the wide community interested in the life, artistry and teaching of Thomas Merton, General Seminary will open a second day of the January course Christian Symbolic Identity, to be taught by Esther de Waal, to learners who wish to come for only one day. Esther de Waal is a preeminent teacher of Christian spirituality and spiritual practice. The five-day course, to be held January 24-28, will examine the symbolic resonances of words and visual images for meaning-making, and each day will be devoted to a distinct theme. Students may take the entire course for graduate-level credit or audit, take two days for a Continuing Education Unit, or come for just one day. Now, one-day learners may choose between two sessions: a Wednesday session on Thomas Merton and the Religious Imagination or a Saturday session on the Role of Beauty, with particular attention to the making of the illuminated St. John's Bible. The tuition for one-day participation is just $50. To learn more about the course, including the topics for each day, and to register, visit the seminary's online registration.