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Posted on 05/08/2009 4:15:09 AM PDT by GonzoII
'Theology of the Body' for Protestants
BY Tom McFeely
Thursday, May 07, 2009 1:56 PM
From a press release posted at associationforchurchrenewal.com:
United Methodist Renewal Groups Host Theology of the Body
Monroe, Wisconsin United Methodist renewal groups Lifewatch and Transforming Congregations will host an educational seminar on May 21 in New Bern, NC entitled Theology of the Body: An Ecumenical Introduction to John Paul IIs Teaching. Professor Paul J. Griffiths of Duke Divinity School will present the late Popes key concepts and address such questions as: What is the real dignity of the created human person? Why were we created male and female, and what does that teach us about God? What is the deepest meaning of human sexuality, and how does spousal love reflect divine love?
United Methodists and other Mainline believers have been arguing over abortion and homosexuality for many decades, said Rev. Karen Booth, Executive Director of Transforming Congregations, but we havent done a very good job of explaining why the arguments even matter. John Paul IIs Theology of the Body gives us solid Biblical tools for understanding Gods created intent for men and women. And its counter-cultural worldview challenges us to reexamine our post-modern assumptions about human life and sex.
The full day event will be held at the New Bern Riverfront Hilton (formerly Sheraton) Hotel and Marina, 100 Middle Street, New Bern. The $30 cost for the event includes lunch, and registration forms may be downloaded from the Lifewatch web site at www.lifewatch.org.
Or contact Rev. Paul Stallsworth at 252-726-2175. The New Bern District of the North Carolina Annual Conference is co-sponsoring the seminar and will award one Continuing Education Unit to participants.
Download the Theology Of The Body Brochure
More information is available at Transforming Congregations, Theology of the Body
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Be careful Methodists. Venturing into Catholic Theology and teaching has an uncanny way of making one, well, Catholic. I should know, I am a former Baptist ;)
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Books, tapes, CDs, DVDs, etc.
From book by the same name by Pope John Paul II.
Thanks for the addition.
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