Wednesday, January 16, 2013

New Orleans Lyceum-2013

2013 LYCEUM ANNOUNCEMENTS Thursday, January 17, 7:30, 4511 Chestnut St. Existentialism in the Helping Professions We will be discussing the attached article comparing Sartre to Marcel. Next up is Herbert Marcuse’s Eros and Civilization. Order it now or get it at a local bookstore. Friday, January 18th, 7:00 Parker Church 1130 Nashville St. The History of Spirituality in Film Series Our first film of the series will be from 1914: “Hypocrites” Forward-thinking director Lois Weber spins a controversial morality tale in 1914's Hypocrites, an art-loving priest is stoned to death for placing a nude statue in the town square; the statue then comes to life whenever one of the townsfolk acts hypocritically. AND we may have an optional surprise if the group is up for it. Saturday, January 19th, 10:30 Philocafe New Orleans Lyceum Philo CafĂ© for Saturday, January 19, 2013 at Fairgrinds Coffeehouse, 3133 Ponce de Leon, 10:30 to 12:00. What is honor? If honor is scrubbed of misplaced loyalties, does it emerge as something authentic, timeless and universal? Do warriors have a distinct standard of what honor requires? Is honor dead (more or less)? SPECIAL LYCEUM/CHAUTAUQUA OFFERING Starting January 25 Lifetime Learning Class at Poydras Home “The DNA of Freedom from the Greeks to the American Constitution” Co-sponsored by Lyceum & Chautauqua Elevate your thinking, your spirits, your being. Beginning January 25th ~ 12 consecutive Friday mornings ~ 10:00 -noon. Refreshments will be provided. Beginning January 25, Poydras Home will host the course, “The DNA of Freedom from the Greeks to the American Constitution” taught by Dudley “Bud” Flanders, historian and frequent lecturer of Democracy and the American Constitution. Mr. Flanders studied at Washington & Lee University and earned his J.D. at Tulane Law School. The historical periods of the course include: The Greeks, Alexander the Great, The Romans, The Renaissance, The Reformation, The Enlightenment, Discovery, Colonization, Revolution and the U.S. Constitution. The class covers the historical progression of Freedom and Equality that led to American Democracy and provides a deeper understanding of the great personalities and ideas which created the changing beliefs and opinions that led to the Declaration of Independence. The final two of the 12 classes are sponsored by Chautauqua and will cover the ratification and legacy of the U.S. Constitution and the daunting decisions confronting its writers. If time permits, there will be a Mock Constitutional Convention. If you are open to celebrating democracy, then, and, now, please join us. The informal class and discussion group will be held in the Poydras Home Board Room in the Main Historic Building. Parking will be available at the 825 Jefferson Ave entrance to Poydras Home. There is no fee to participate. “The subject matter is history, not partisan politics. Our focus will be to observe changes in public consensus about four main questions: What is Mankind? What is Man’s Relation to Man? What is Man’s Relation to God? What is Man’s Relation to Nature?” For more detailed information about the course and to learn more about Lyceum and Chautauqua, including current newsletters, and information on the schedule of classes, please visit or email or call Charlotte Thomas, Director of Development, Poydras Home, 504.342.2515 or email

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