Second Day of Esther de Waal Course Now Open to General Learners

Esther de Waal
Esther de Waal

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.