RFL: Life of Pi

December 16, 2020 - 9:00 p.m. EST

 
Pi is an irrational number, represented by a three-sided figure: π. Like pi, the imagination defies ultimate calculation. It envisions possibilities outside of the boundaries of the box, then leaps to make them real. Join Michael Verde as he brings to light the deepest of themes animating this counter-evolutionary work of literary art.
 
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Pi is an irrational number, represented by a three-sided figure: π. Like pi, the imagination defies ultimate calculation. It envisions possibilities outside of the boundaries of the box, then leaps to make them real.
 
In Life of Pi, the reality of the imagination is pitted against the reality of the law of the “real world,” or evolution. The arena in which these two realities meet is a boat. On one end of the boat is a tiger; on the other, a boy, Pi. The end of this story turns entirely on which reality is more real: The reality of evolution in which life feeds on life? Or the reality of the imagination, in which anything, even the irrational, can happen — including that “anything” called communion, in which the direction of life’s feeding is reversed?
 
How does this story end? The answer depends on what one’s imagination has realized by the time one reaches the end of the story. And that depends on the extent to which one has learned to read the language of symbols in which all art and religions are revealed. Join Michael Verde as he brings to light the deepest of themes animating this counter-evolutionary work of literary art.

Reading for Life is a learning adventure dedicated to inspiring your imagination. We seek to illuminate the visionary depths of great works of literature, and to draw readers from around the world into conversations enkindled by those works. First and last, this is a community-building enterprise. Because the way we read has the power to transform the way we live.

 

Event Details

Event Details

The webinar will be 75 minutes. If you’d like to attend but can’t make it on the 16th, register and we'll send you a link to the recorded webinar. It will be available for 3 days following the live webinar, and will be accessible to everyone who registers in advance.

Date: December 16, 2020

Start time: 09:00 p.m. EST

End time: 10:15 p.m. EST

Venue: Online

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