Posted on April 12, 2017

Contemporary Contexts of Compassion:  Spring 2017

May 13, 2017    9 am – 12:30
Berman Theater Manhattanville
Purchase, NY

Compassionate God: The Outrageous Nature of Grace

Excavating the language and imagery of God's compassion is a rewarding and challenging exercise. It is a rich pattern in the fabric of most religions, threatening incredulity in its limitlessness and excess. We reflect on key biblical passages; three medieval authors (Bonaventure, Catherine of Siena, and Julian of Norwich); and ask how we can imbibe, 'chew on', assimilate, trust, and become imitators of this Creator/Brother/Spirit God.

Prof. Elizabeth A. Dreyer, Ph.D., is Professor Emerita of Religious Studies at Fairfield University. She has previously taught at The Catholic University of America; the Washington Theological Union in Washington, D.C.; and the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, Minnesota. She is an expert in medieval women mystics, the history of Christian spirituality, and the role of women in Christianity.

Cost:  $20.00 per program per person                                            
Continental breakfast served at 8:15

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