Mondays, February 12 – May 14, 2018
6:30 – 8:30 pm
*No class Monday, March 19
Evolution is our story; Earth, our common home, where we are part of an interconnected, unfolding whole. New science and theologies help us name our experience, probe our questions, and direct our prayers. In our new framework we find God, long imagined above and apart, now more immanent—with, in, and among us.
New questions provoke new language to open our theological imaginations to fresh insights. This course journeys toward the 25th anniversary of the transformative 1993 Re-Imagining Conference using texts by ecofeminist theologian Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ, and process theologian Catherine Keller. Johnson nourishes the Creed with the living tradition of her book She Who Is and helps us recognize the Spirit in our experience. Keller leads us beyond the binary, the absolute and the dissolute, to the resolute, to commitment and action.
Come to the 12-week course with your experience and your questions. Untangle the God you believe in. Seek the way of the resolute as the medieval mystic Hadewijch describes:
Since I gave myself to Love’s service,
Whether I lose or win,
I am resolved:
I will always give her thanks,
Whether I lose or win;
I will stand in her power.
The Hedgerow Initiative offers sustained, systematic programming in feminist theological education, spiritual integration, and leadership for a just and holy world. In a particular way, the Initiative highlights the scholarship of women who since the 1950s have worked to reclaim women’s presence and significance in scripture, church, history, theology and culture. The Initiative takes its name from the hedgerow schools in Ireland that kept alive the language, faith, culture and community of the people during the time of the British penal codes. A hedgerow is a biosphere and a haven.
COST: $240.00 for the 12-week series; $25.00 for a single session.
- What is your Creed?
- Revisiting She Who Is
- Be This Fish: Creation in Process
- Risk the Adventure: Passion in Process
- Sticky Justice: Compassion in Process
- Dancing with God: The Trinity from a Womanist Perspective
- The Rambunctious Garden: Living in a Post-Wild World
(Nature Writer Emma Marris and SCU Biologist Jill Welter will join Hedgerow on April 16. Learn more about additional programs with Emma Marris.)
On the Mystery: Discerning Divinity in Process by Catherine Keller
She Who Is: The Mystery of God in Feminist Theological Discourse by Elizabeth Johnson
Hedgerow Instructors and Planners:
Joan Mitchell, CSJ, PhD
Mary Kaye Medinger, Consociate, MA
Rev. Barbara Lund
Nancy Victorin-Vangerud, PhD
Plus guest lecturers!
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