The Importance of Fairy Tales Lunch & Seminar
"The Importance of Fairy Tales" Lunch and Seminar
April 22 | 12 pm
We live in an especially dangerous time for our children. Our faith in a living God is being challenged even in the classrooms of our schools. From their earliest years, we must attend to the formation of virtue and the moral imagination in children. Stories are an important means of accomplishing this end. After Scripture, fairy tales are the most important kind of stories to introduce to children. In this eminently practical workshop applicable for all Christians, Professor Guroian will share thoughts from his new book Tending the Heart of Virtue: How Classic Stories Awaken a Child’s Moral Imagination and walk participants through ways to read and use fairy tales in their original Christian manner.
Lunch will be served in the Welcome Center at 12 noon.
The seminar will begin at approximately 1:30pm in the Chapel/Great Hall
About our Speaker: Dr. Vigen Guroian retired in 2015 from his endowed position as Professor of Religious Studies in Orthodox Christianity at the University of Virginia He is the author of ten book, including Tending the Heart of Virtue: How Classical Stories Awaken a Child’s Moral Imagination, 2nd expanded edition 2023, and hundreds of articles on a wide range of subjects including culture, politics, literature, ethics, liturgy, marriage and family, and gardening.. Dr. Guroian is Permanent Senior Fellow of the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal, Senior Fellow of the Center on Law and Religion of Emory University, Distinguished Fellow of the John Jay Institute, and Senior Fellow of the Trinity Forum
$35 includes lunch and program Register Here
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We will also have a few books on sale in our gift shop the day of the event