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Courageous Theological Conversation Series

November 01, 2018
Location: Villa Angela St. Joseph High School, 18491 Lakeshore Blvd., Cleveland, Villa Angela Heritage Room

Ursuline College Department of Theological and Pastoral Studies
Presents a three-part series featuring picture of natalie weaverDr. Natalie Weaver

Presentations 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.               
Questions and Answers 8:00 – 8:30 p.m.
This three-part series undertakes discussion of three crisis situations in the Church today.  Aimed at building skills, confidence, and understanding, participants will walk away with tools for dialoguing and responding to these difficult questions in their homes, parishes, and other spheres of influence.

Thursday, November 1, 2018
Courageous Conversation I: The Scandal of Abuse

The first talk addresses the sexual abuse scandal in the Church, examining the status of the question and the spectrum of responses to the crisis.

Thursday November 8, 2018
Courageous Conversation II: Theology of Sex

The second talk addresses the inadequacy of historical teachings around the sexual person, offering proposed solutions for a more complete discussion of sexual being and morality for today’s faithful.

Thursday November 15
Courageous Conversation III: Gender and Power in the Church

The final talk addresses sex, gender, and power in Church, inviting constructive revisioning for a more complete representation of sex as an element of God’s good creation, manifest in the sacramental ecclesial body.

Natalie Kertes Weaver, Ph.D., is Professor of Religious Studies and co-director of Graduate Theology and Pastoral Studies at Ursuline College in Pepper Pike, Ohio. She is an international speaker and frequently published author, with texts on “Marriage and Family: A Christian Theological Foundation” (Anselm, 2009); “Christian Thought and Practice: A Primer” (Anselm, 2013); “The Theology of Suffering: An Introduction for Caregivers” (Routledge, 2013); and “Christian Thought and Practice: A Primer – Revised Edition” (Anselm, 2015).  Her areas of interest and expertise include feminist theology, sexual ethics; theology of suffering and death, theology of the family, and theology and music.  Her current works in development include Intersex and Theological Anthropology and Theology and Music.

Participants interested in earning one graduate workshop credit should contact Dr. Weaver at nweaver@ursuline.edu for details.

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