UU St. Pete InfoNet: December 7, 2017

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New 7-Week Religious Studies Discussion Group Beginning Sunday, January 15, 2017

Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 9:15am

If you are interested in joining these discussions, please contact Cynthia as space is filling up quickly.

Cynthia Patterson will facilitate a discussion of A House for Hope: The Promise of Progressive Religion for the Twenty-first Century, by John A. Buehrens and Rebecca Ann Parker, on Sunday mornings from 9:15am to 10:15am in the church library. A description of the book:

"For over a generation, conservative religion has seemed dominant in America. But there are signs of a strengthening liberal religious movement. For it to flourish, laypeople need a sense of their theological heritage. A House for Hope lays out, in lively and engaging language, the theological house that religious liberalism has inherited -- and suggests how this heritage will need to be spiritually and theologically transformed. With chapters that suggest liberal religious commitment is based on common hopes and an expansive love for life, A House for Hope shows how religious liberals have countered fundamentalists for generations, and provides progressives with a theological and spiritual foundation for the years ahead."

  • John A. Buehrens was president of the Unitarian Universalist Association from 1993 to 2001, and is author of A Chosen Faith: An Introduction to Unitarian Universalism.
  • Rebecca Ann Parker served as president of Starr King School for the Ministry from 1989 to 2014.

Cynthia Patterson is an Associate Professor of English at the University of South Florida, Tampa. To register for this discussion group, please contact Cynthia.

Contact: Cynthia Patterson