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Adult Education – August 2018

August Classes
For a look at Adult Education offerings (June-August), download the brochure: Summer2018


Please note: there will be no Adult Education Classes on September 2


August 5

Peter Paul Rubens: His Life and Work

Karlfried Froehlich

11:15 a.m.
Assembly Room

Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) was one of the great, if not the greatest artist of Dutch Baroque painting in the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries whose famous monumental works of religious as well as secular art are found in numerous churches and museums all over the world. While born into a strictly Reformed family who fled persecution in the Spanish Netherlands, he was raised as a Catholic after his father’s death and became the most influential representative of the Catholic Counter-Reformation. Living in the harbor city of Antwerp, he was extremely successful and widely in demand for altar pieces and portraits by wealthy patrons including the French, English, and Spanish royal courts, Italian princes and the Vatican. Come and learn all about him!

Karlfried Froehlich, a native of Saxony, Germany, studied theology, history, and classical languages in Germany, Paris, and Basel. Moving to the United States in 1964, he taught at Drew University and from 1968 to 1992 at Princeton Theological Seminary where he held the Benjamin B. Warfield chair in church history. An active member of the Lutheran Church in America (today the ELCA), he was a member of the Lutheran – Roman Catholic National Dialogue in the 1970s and 80s and of the Reformed – Lutheran Conversations in the 1990s which led to the 1997 declaration of full communion between the churches involved.  His scholarly interests include the history of Christian art and the history of biblical interpretation, a field to which he has contributed significantly through his teaching and writing.


August 12

Peter Paul Rubens: The Constantine Tapestries at Philadelphia

Karlfried Froehlich

11:15 a.m.
Assembly Room

The Philadelphia Museum of Art houses a fabulous and quite unique treasure—thirteen large pieces of tapestry woven in Paris and Rome after sketches by Rubens and a friend which depict the story of Constantine the Great, the first Christian Emperor. While much of it is legend, the scenes constitute a fascinating account of one of the most important periods of Early Christian history. Focus on the story told in the tapestries as you hear highlighted its intended parallels to the religious history of France during those turbulent times of upheaval and religious wars.

Karlfried Froehlich, a native of Saxony, Germany, studied theology, history, and classical languages in Germany, Paris, and Basel. Moving to the United States in 1964, he taught at Drew University and from 1968 to 1992 at Princeton Theological Seminary where he held the Benjamin B. Warfield chair in church history. An active member of the Lutheran Church in America (today the ELCA), he was a member of the Lutheran – Roman Catholic National Dialogue in the 1970s and 80s and of the Reformed – Lutheran Conversations in the 1990s which led to the 1997 declaration of full communion between the churches involved.  His scholarly interests include the history of Christian art and the history of biblical interpretation, a field to which he has contributed significantly through his teaching and writing.


August 19

A Year as a Young Adult Volunteer in Peru

Katie Hastings

11:15 a.m.
Assembly Room

Selected for a year of service from Nassau Presbyterian Church, Katie will tell us about her time in Peru working in the Casa Del Buen Trato Hovde shelter for women and girls. Come see and hear about her emotional journey, what she found to be most valuable about the YAV program, and what she has learned.

Katie Hastings was born and grew up in Tokyo as a missionary kid. She moved to Princeton at the age of fourteen and was very involved with the youth group and choir at Nassau Presbyterian Church which she attended with her parents, Tom and Carol Hastings. In May of 2017 she graduated from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York, studying psychology and economics. She has always been passionate about traveling and learning from different cultures.


August 26

Teaching with Nassau’s Mission Partner, Villages in Partnership, in Malawi

Carla Tuan

11:15 a.m.
Assembly Room

After completing a final senior year semester in Paris this spring, Carla flew to Malawi and was introduced to the work of Nassau’s mission partnership in Africa by Liz Heinsel-Nelson, VIP’s Executive Director. Carla divided her time between teaching mathematics at a local high school, teaching computer classes to hopeful college students, and going to the homes of twenty vulnerable families. “They are incredibly poor, with not enough to eat. I am hoping to be able to raise money for them when I get back. Malawi is engulfed in poverty, and yet sometimes not just money, but communicating with villages and letting them do the work is the best solution.” On her return, Carla raised over $1,600.00 for one goat per family and other life-giving supplies.

Carla and her family – sister Susanna and parents Wayne and Emily – have been at Nassau all of Carla’s life. She graduated from the University of Chicago with a major in Mathematics this spring. Beginning in July she started working in NYC doing trading with BMO Capital Markets. Carla loves traveling, running, and reading, and she can do a Rubik’s cube!


 

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