Bound in Freedom: Odysseus at the Mast as Archetype of the Homo Viator

Our next monthly meeting will be held on Friday, June 12th from 3:00pm to 4:30pm. We will be discussing “Bound in Freedom: Odysseus at the Mast as Archetype of the Homo Viator” by Jan-Heiner Tück from the Fall-Winter 2018 (Volume 45.3-4) issue of Communio entitled “Peace and Homo Viator”. 
The following is taken from the Introduction to the issue:
In “Bound in Freedom: Odysseus at the Mast as Archetype of the Homo Viator,” Jan-Heiner Tück explores Christian exegesis, from Clement to Claudel, of the encounter between Odysseus and the Sirens in Homer’s Odyssey. Taking up and transforming allegorical readings from the Greek philosophers, the early Church Fathers found in the episode a genuine typology of the Paschal mystery, as well as of the trials of the Christian who has fastened himself by faith to the wood of the Cross. Tück shows how this typology, even in pointing to the need to overcome dangerous allurements in the voyage home to God, encourages the Christian’s reception of the world’s enduring wisdom. “The charms of the world are not entirely separable from the extensive wealth of Greek culture, and thus, directly adjoining the advice to bind oneself in freedom to Christ in order to withstand the temptations of the world stands the invitation to examine the literature and thought of Athens in order to use it for the true explication of the faith.

Location: Due to the pandemic, we will NOT be meeting in person. Instead, we will be meeting via an interactive live-stream.

Following our last meeting on the topic of broadcasting the Mass on TV, Sharon Fazori sent this link to a blog post about live-streaming during the pandemic:

Study Day Note: We are still considering holding a study day on David Bentley Hart’s book That All Shall Be Saved: Heaven, Hell, and Universal Salvation in July. If you would like to read the book in advance, you can order it here:

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