Margaret Visser on The Meaning of Saints

Speaker(s): Margaret Visser
Date: Oct 20 & 21, 2004
Length: 4:41:54
Product ID: RGDL3428S

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Description

Margaret Visser's three presentations revolve around the concept of saints as Christian heroes. The first lecture. "Recognizing the Heroic" examines the concept of heroism in its original sense; the second, "Another Story" focuses on how the Christian revolution has redefined and affected the symbiotic relationship between the hero-saint and the society which admires such a person; and the third lecture, "Saints Now" looks at the modern understanding of the hero-saint within the context of contemporary culture. Responses are given by Regent College's Maxine Hancock and Loren Wilkinson.

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Margaret Visser is originally from South Africa, studied at the Sorbonne, and received her doctorate in Classics at University of Toronto. She has written many books, including The Gift of Thanks, Much Depends on Dinner, The Rituals of Dinner, The Way We Are, and The Geometry of Love.

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