sources are used for the weekly Classics in Religion Reading Group in
the Community Room of the Kingston Library every Wednesday at 10:30
a.m. For one hour each week, a local religious
leader has made selections for reading aloud and
discussion. The public is invited to any of these sessions
and the Library is totally accessible at 55 Franklin St., corner of
Prospect in mid-town Kingston. The reading
group began in the spring of 2003 and is currently lead by David Rolfe
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you are interested in leading a month's reading, please contact David
Rolfe at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or call him at 845-443-1662.
C.S. Lewis was a former atheist and a scholar with a common touch. His work Mere Christianity was based on a broadcast to encourage morale during the despair of WWII. It is a simple statement of deeply complex theological and philosophical concepts. He gave a balanced statement reflecting all branches of British Christianity.
Reverend Paul Marshall has lived in the Kingston Community for 15 years, serving as the pastor of Kingston Alliance Church. A Canadian farm boy, he moved to the United States to obtain his Ph.d. in Historical Theology. He is an avid reader and frequently visits the library. He often has a stack of books “on hold”. Paul has been married to his wife, Edwina for 36 years. He enjoys gardening, board games, working out at the YMCA, and playing with his two grandchildren.
We will meet on December 5 and 12 10:3-11:30 at the Kingston Library.
and some poetry by David Rolfe will be read and discussed. These
poems were written long ago for readings at the Tinker St Cafe in
Woodstock NY. A number of them were set to music at the local
Unitarian Church. As will be seen, many of these poems have a
transcendental vision informing them.
David Rolfe is the current coordinator of the Classics in Religion discussion group. He is a retired IBM engineer who has a life long interest in philosophy and mathematics. He has lead the the classics group many times and taught several courses at the life long learning institutte at Bard College. He served on the board of trustees of the Kingston Library for many years.