*Abbreviations under the "Available" column: A = Available // NA = Not Available // R = Previously Registered // WL = Currently on the Wait List
Christmas in America
Christmas in America! For most of us, those words conjure up images, recall memories, and foster anticipation of the perfect holiday. Christmas is crucial to our national identity. It’s become much more than a religious observance confined to churches and is now celebrated enthusiastically by secular communities, commerce, and country. But it has not always been that way. We will explore the cultural development of Christmas and how it defines us as a nation, how it has evolved from a banned holiday in Puritan New England, to festive frolicking elsewhere in the emerging nation, to today’s family-focused celebration. Note: This course does not meet on Thursday, November 22.
Rich Knox served as a minister and professor in New Jersey for forty years. While serving in the church, he taught ethics at Manhattan College, Colgate-Rochester Divinity School, Union Theological Seminary (NY), and New York Theological Seminary. He received his BA in sociology from Gettysburg College, his MDiv from Duke University, and his PhD in social ethics from Union Theological Seminary (NY).
|B401||Rich Knox||Nov 1, 8, 15, 29, Dec 6, 13||Th||11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.||Country Inn and Suites||A|