Religion Study Group will begin a new book entitled The Divine Dance.
All are welcome and invited to participate in this dynamic book study group. We’ll start discussing the preface and introduction on Wednesday, May 23rd. Class meets every Wednesday morning at 10 AM in the church library.
The Trinity is supposed to be the central, foundational doctrine of our entire Christian belief system, yet we’re often told that we shouldn’t attempt to understand it because it is a ‘mystery’. Should we presume to try to breach this mystery? If we could, how would it transform our relationship with God and renew our lives?The word Trinity is not found in the New Testament-it wasn’t until the third century that early Christian father Tertullian coined it-but the idea of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit was present in Jesus’ life and teachings and from the very beginning of the Christian experience.In the pages of this book, internationally recognized teacher Richard Rohr circles around this most paradoxical idea as he explores the nature of God-circling around being an apt metaphor for this mystery we’re trying to apprehend. Early Christians who came to be known as the ‘Desert Mothers and Fathers’ applied the Greek verb perichoresis to the mystery of the Trinity.
FGUCC Religious Studies
Wednesdays, at 10:00-11:00 AM, Church Library, New Book begins Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
ALL ARE WELCOME!
Place your book order with the church office.