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R607 Fall 2019 Breath of Heaven: The Music and Poetry of Amy Grant

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R607 Fall 2019 Breath of Heaven: The Music and Poetry of Amy Grant
Tuesdays, 11:50–1:15, Oct. 22–Oct. 29
Two sessions
Instructor: Steven Goldman

Amy Grant is well known as a gospel and popular music singer. But she is also one of the most important Christian poets of our time. She addresses complex and sensitive subjects with elegant prose in music that can be powerful, haunting, and often sublime. We will explore the ways Amy Grant provides insights and challenging answers to questions that religious communities and other seekers have grappled with for ages. One need not be a Christian to appreciate much of her diverse work, composed over many decades. We will also examine compositions by other poets that were made famous by Amy Grant’s musical interpretations. The instructor will introduce each composition, to be followed by active class discussion. Topics include:
  • Mysticism encountering the divine in daily life.
  • Overcoming low self-esteem without becoming self-important.
  • Seeking the light in every person through grace and humility.
  • Navigating pain and suffering.
See F601 for instructor information.

Class Details

2 Sessions
Weekly - Tue

United Christian Parish

Steven Goldman 

Class Fee: 


Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
10/22/2019 - 10/29/2019 Weekly - Tue 11:50 AM - 1:15 PM Reston, United Christian Parish  Map, Room: Room 117 Steven Goldman 

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