Conversatio

This is an online book club for families and friends of The Harvey Center! If you have an interest in studying the classics with others, please join us! We do have a Statement of Faith, but only people who lead discussions are asked to assent to it. For others we just ask that you respect the fact that we are a group of Christians attempting to understand history and humanity together. This is not a forum for arguing about doctrines or beliefs; there are other places for that. We meet once a month in a live session with video and audio (using something like zoom, wiziq or skype). You can sign up here: Harvey Center.

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Achilles_IliadThe Latin term ‘conversatio’ can mean anything from a “way of life” to “intimate conversation.” When you examine its roots it literally refers to a “turning together.”  So we wish to turn ideas in literature around together, examining it from various angles–to help each other cultivate a thoughtful way of life to the glory of God. We are literature amateurs (from the Latin: amators), meaning we love to read a book more that we love to analyse it.  It’s still fun to do some literary analysis -we just don’t want that to take over!  We get together online to simply enjoy literature together. We like to point out passages that have stirred us and find out what the others think the main themes are, etc. That’s about it.

Click here for the books in the…Current Conversatio

Reading Schedule: See the calendar below for the dates and times of our online sessions.

Recordings of these discussions are available here for the members: Recorded Conversatios.