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LRU’s Institute for Faith and Learning offers free class to public

Wed Aug 27 2014

HICKORY, N.C. – Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Institute for Faith and Learning is sponsoring weekly “Christianity and Other Religions” classes, beginning next Monday, September 1 in Newton Hall at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church.

Dr. David Ratke, Chair of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at LRU will lead class sessions, which are free and open for public attendance. No sign up or registration is necessary. All sessions run from 7 to 9 p.m., Monday each week (except for October 20) through December 8.

“Christianity and Other Religions” will explore ways in which Christians might relate to and interact with adherents of other religions in an age of misunderstanding and conflict. What can Christians learn from other religions about God, the world, humans, and discipleship? What does it mean to love our neighbor when they are of a different faith tradition? What does it mean to do God’s will with those who understand and know God differently? These are the types of questions that will be considered in this class.

The Lenoir-Rhyne Institute for Faith and Learning endeavors to provide programming that will contribute to and enrich “A culture of the intellect” that is theologically based. This institute’s programs are directed at Christians of all traditions.

Questions can be directed to Dr. Ratke at or 828-328-7183.

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