Abraham’s Whiteboard: Spiritual Beings of Heaven and Earth
This session will introduce the different types of spiritual beings present in each Abrahamic tradition, as well as the mysticisms that are connected to some of these beliefs.
Judaism, Christianity, and Islam all include diverse otherworldly beings in their scriptures and beliefs. This session will introduce the different types of spiritual beings present in each tradition, as well as the mysticisms that are connected to some of these beliefs. Using scriptures, art, and history, we will discuss different types of angels, demons, jinn, and more.
Join this session to explore questions such as: Are cherubs anything more than the winged infants depicted in statues? What are jinn, and why are they an important feature of Islam? How has the Abrahamic traditions’ belief in angels influenced spiritual movements?
Because angelic beings also inspire a renewed interest in religion and spirituality for younger generations, expect a sprinkling of Internet memes and humor as we discuss the ongoing relevance of this topic.
Abraham’s Whiteboard is a monthly educational class led by Tri-Faith’s Education Director, Jeremy Fricke, on a wide variety of special topics, historical moments, and world religions. For example, a session could focus on definitions of religion or on non-Abrahamic religions like Hinduism or Buddhism. All Abraham’s Whiteboard sessions are open to all people regardless of background, but will connect the content to Judaism, Christianity, and/or Islam.
Date & Time
October 7, 2021
6:30PM - 8:00PM
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