Welcome. In this winter-term course, we will ask questions about love:

  • What is love?
  • How does one develop and maintain self-love?
  • How has love been a force for social change in modern times?
  • Does love ever fail? If so, why?
  • In these troubled times, how can love prevail?

Over the next four weeks, we will learn from many great thinkers on these questions, including bell hooks, Krista Tippett, and John Lewis. We will also welcome into our class several members of the Middlebury community.

If all goes well, we will work hard, create a trusting community, have fun, and feel renewed in our belief in love and its power.

This is the second time I have taught this course. I look forward to it.