Theology Discussion Group
October 21, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Our next book will be Christ of the Celts: the Healing of Creation by J Philip Newell. The first meeting will be on October 21st from 7:30-9pm. Hope you will consider joining us as we study this book a chapter at a time.
Drawing on the gospels of Thomas and the Acts of John, and on the writings of Irenaeus, Eriugena, and Teilhard de Chardin, the author ignites us with the possibilities that can come from understanding this ancient spiritual tradition. The Celtic Christ offers new hope for achieving harmony, healing, and renewal for human beings and for all of creation.
Newell connects the Celtic tradition with our more conventional Christian beliefs and offers a vision of concern for healing creation and the environment — for the presence of the sacred in nature and all creatures. J. Philip Newell is a poet, scholar, and teacher. Formerly Warden of the Iona Abbey in the Western Isles of Scotland, he is now Writer-Theologian for the Scottish Cathedral of the Isles as well as Companion Theologian for the American Spirituality Center of Casa del Sol at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico.
We are considering hosting daytime sessions as an alternate to those held in the evenings. Should you be interested in joining this daytime session, please let Alan Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org) know of your interest and availability.