The St. Peter's Episcopal Church Summer Spirituality Series continues at 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 24, in the Parish Hall, 211 Mulberry St., Lewes.
Dr. Aimee Wiest's presentation is titled "Love Conquers All: Examples from Corinth to the Cape." Beginning with a definitive passage from 1st Corinthians, Wiest will be weaving together biblical and literary passages, while incorporating modern music in her presentation on the aspects of Agape in spiritual lives. The Greek word "agape" is often translated as "love" in the New Testament. The essence of agape is goodwill, benevolence, faithfulness, commitment, and an act of will. It is distinguished from other types of love by its lofty moral nature and strong character.
During her distinguished career, Wiest has taught literature at Notre Dame University, the University of Maryland, and Delaware State University sites in Dover and Georgetown. Throughout the 1970s, she taught creative writing to high school students, who nicknamed her "Mother Nature" because of her lifelong affinity for the natural order. Each academic year ended with a camping trip during which her students could experience nature's wonders.
In addition to her passion for literature. Wiest also teaches playing the piano by ear, with an emphasis on the art of improvisation.
As always, a meet and greet over King's ice cream follows the presentation,