Mystics, Sages, and Saints: Archetypes of Spiritual Excellence
Date: January 2018
Duration: 4 hours 44 minutes
This course will inspire you and enrich your understanding of the greatest spiritual masters that have ever lived.
Your guide is Dr. Kenneth Rose (Ph.D., Harvard University), an acclaimed expert in comparative religion. Under his tutelage, you’ll discover the lives and teachings of eleven holy persons throughout the ages and from around the world. Each of these legendary men and women helped bridge Eastern and Western spirituality. By examining their respective religious traditions, you will gain a deeper appreciation of world religions and interfaith dialogue. Dr. Rose will help you place these paragons of faith in their historical contexts, showing you how they came to be such extraordinary channels of spiritual power and wisdom. But this brilliantly taught course goes beyond merely identifying a collection of figures of historic and religious import.
Through their individual stories, you’ll also do the following:
-grasp the lifeblood of religions like Hinduism, Christianity, and Buddhism;
-examine the wisdom of both foundational figures (Aquinas, the Buddha) and modern spiritual masters (the Dalai Lama, Thomas Merton); and
-meet lesser-known men and women whose thought was ahead of their time.
The wisdom of each of these men and women is not only influential but also profound, moving, and beautiful. Through their words and actions, you will discover new ways to deepen your spiritual wisdom and knowledge of world religions. Orient yourself within the sublime tradition of mysticism as you take inspiration from the lives of Dr. Rose’s hand-picked Mystics, Sages, and Saints.