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Tue, Jan 14


Five bi-monthly sessions online via Zoom.

Lost Christianity

A Journey of Rediscovery

Lost Christianity
Lost Christianity

Time & Location

Jan 14, 2025, 7:30 PM

Five bi-monthly sessions online via Zoom.

About the event

For five sessions, on the second and fourth Tuesdays beginning January 14 at 7:30 pm, we will take a journey into the very roots of Christianity to rediscover its lost essence.   We will read and discuss the book, Lost Christianity, by Jacob Needleman.

Jan 14: Chapter 1 & 2

Jan 28: Chapters 3 & 4

Feb 11: Chapters 5 & 6

Feb 25: Chapters 7 & 8

Mar 11: Chapter 9 & Conclusion

About the Book

"Unavailable for several years, Lost Christianity is a profound reexamination of the essence of Christian thought and faith. Philosopher and bestselling author Jacob Needleman has sought out the ancient texts and modern practitioners of essential Christianity, whose message speaks directly to contemporary seekers."

About the Author

The acclaimed author of The American Soul, Why Can’t We Be Good? and Money and the Meaning of Life, Jacob Needleman is Professor of Philosophy at San Francisco State University, and former Director of the Center for the Study of New Religions at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley. He lives in Oakland, CA.

About Our Small Groups

Our discussions are sparked by questions. They will be both personal and academic, involve personal experience as well as understanding, heart as well as head.

In all our small groups, we use Socratic dialogue to unravel hidden meanings and new understandings. We will share personal insights and experiences. Always, our discussions will be respectful, opening our minds and hearts to each other and perennial truths at the heart of the world's spiritual traditions.

We will meet on Zoom at 7:30 pm for about an hour and 15 minutes.  You will also be added to a discussion group on our website,, to discuss topics between sessions.


  • Groups are open to new members up until the first session.
  • Registration is by donation on a sliding scale.
  • The groups are limited to 15 people.
  • We must have a minimum of five people to run a group.
  • Friends of the Oratory may join groups for free if they register when signed into their accounts on this website.
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