Religious Mythos and Philosophical LogosSemester Course

Week-Long Study Tour
Core Course Week Study Tour
Northern Germany
Major Discipline(s)
Classics, Philosophy, Religious Studies
Core Course
Fall/Spring semester

In this course we explore the function of myth and the emergence of the rational philosophical mind. We begin with the great poets, philosophers, and prophets of Ancient Greece, including Homer, Sophocles, and Plato and conclude with works from the modern Continental thinkers: Hegel, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and Heidegger.

All of our readings came alive on our week-long Study Tour…I loved spending a week reflecting about the power of love or death in the places where the great philosophers pondered the same questions. This week in Athens has left my heart full.

Denae, Pacific Lutheran University


Brian Söderquist

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Ph.D. (Philosophy of Religion, Søren Kierkegaard Research Center, University of Copenhagen, 2005). M.A.R. (Philosophy of Religion, Yale University, 1994). With DIS since 2000.

European Humanities, Brian Söderquist

Jakob Due Lorentzen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Currently doing a Ph.D. in Philosophy at Aarhus University in collaboration with DIS. Cand.mag. (Philosophy, University of Copenhagen , 2004). Cand.mag. (Philosophy, Stony Brook U., 2002). Editorial staff, P1 Debat, Danmarks Radio (2005). With DIS since 2006.

Jakob Due Lorentzen, DIS faculty