Richard Rohr: Heretic or Saint? (hybrid)
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About the Event
(Hybrid course - offered on Zoom & in person; taught by Matthew Lawrence) Richard Rohr is perhaps the most well-read and influential contemplative in the world today. A Franciscan monk and priest, he is the founding director and academic dean of the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
We will read and discuss Rohr's recent book The Universal Christ, which has been embraced by many and condemned by others as “syncretistic pseudo-scientific neo-paganism… dressed up in Christian language.” Rohr’s approach does challenge some fundamental tenets of orthodoxy - so who’s right? You decide! Please obtain your own copy of the book - on sale online or in person at your local bookstore, and also available at many public libraries.
About the instructor: Canon Matthew Lawrence wants your brain happy, your curiosity sparked, and your heart opened to the wisdom of this ancient and often difficult tradition. A graduate of the University of Chicago’s Divinity School, he oversees the educational offerings at Trinity. A student of Zen as well as Contemplative Prayer, he has served as a parish priest, campus chaplain, hospital chaplain, peace activist, a policy analyst and a management consultant.