The Dick Underwood Book Club this fall will read Garry Wills "Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words that Remade America." This is not a book about the Civil War battle, but a careful, examination of the Gettysburg Address in its full context. The address is in many ways a religious document, drawing on Transcendental ideas delivered with an eye on the oratory of the Greek Revival. Wills ' study describes Civil War era attitudes toward death and sacrifice and how to honor both. Wills also shows how Lincoln's words reshaped our views of the country and what the war would mean for us.
We will start this Wednesday the 25 at 7pm in the library after Chez Paul. If you are interested I can still order a book for you. Contact Scott Jessee at email@example.com. .
We will be happy to have you join us!
During the month of October, Denise Sturdivant will be leading a women’s study of the book, “Why Religion?” written by Elaine Pagels.
We will meet at the office of Canter Construction every Wednesday from 12-1 pm.
If interested, contact Denise firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will also be a sign up sheet in The Commons.