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Christianity and Buddhism: Compare and Contrast -- CANCELED

Two of the world’s major religions. 


We will compare and contrast prophecy in Christianity and Buddhism, and scriptural emphases; special attention will be paid to what is said about human imperfection and what to do about it, e.g., the human potential for both good and evil.


We also will look at religion in the lives and communities of Christians and Buddhists, and the relevance of the two religions to the crises of our times.


These religions are important in the lives of the instructors and, we expect, in the lives of class members. We hope to draw upon this experience as well.

Instructor Steven Piker is an anthropologist by career, with 44 years at Swarthmore College, including work with the college’s foreign study program, field research in Thailand and with religious conversion in the U.S. Over the past 10 years Steve has offered courses in three of Maine’s senior colleges, and looks forward to this introduction to Coastal Senior College. Steve now lives in Yarmouth, ME, two blocks from two of his three grandchildren, and heats his home mainly with a wood stove.


Instructor Paul Doherty studied piano at the New England Conservatory of Music (Boston), where he earned a Bachelor of Music in Education. He is now retired from careers in music education, radio broadcasting, and ministry. Paul currently enjoys volunteer work and lifelong learning and teaching in various Maine senior colleges.




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Friday, April 7, 2023, 1:00 PM until Friday, May 12, 2023, 3:00 PM
on Zoom
Zoom link will be sent by email close to the start of the first class.

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Paul Doherty
Steven Piker
Spring 2023
Registration is not Required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
You must be an active CSC member to register for this course.
Cancellation Policy:
A member may cancel a course registration up to 3 days prior to the start of class and will receive a course credit that can be used for a future registration. No refunds will be given.