Annual Meeting - 2020

November 30 - December 10, 2020

Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality
December 2, Wednesday, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, Eastern Time
Theme: Presidential Address and Annual Meeting Wednesday,
Barbara Quinn, University of San Diego, Presiding
•    Timothy Robinson, Brite Divinity School
He Talks to Trees! Interpreting Howard Thurman's Nature Mysticism

SSCS Special Session
December 3, Thursday, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM, Eastern Time
Topic: Building Emotional and Spiritual Resilience
Facilitator: The Rev. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas, Ph.D. (bio)
Description: How do we maintain courage and hope? What spiritual practices and perspectives sustain us? Through a mix of presentations and small group conversations, we will explore a framework for the heart to help us become compassionate, prophetic leaders who can take up the mantle of moral leadership that this decisive moment in history requires. 
Note: This special session is open to all SSCS members, whether registered to attend AAR or not. A Zoom link will be sent out closer to the date.

AAR EVENTS AT A GLANCE (please remember to register here, if you plan to attend these):

Christian Spirituality Unit
November 30, Monday, 1:45-3:15 pm, Eastern Time
Theme: Spiritual Dimensions of Memory Monday, Jessica Smith, Presiding
•    Nathan White, Institute for Faith and Resilience
Dangerous Memory? TBI, PTSD, and the Nature of Forgetfulness and Remembrance in Paul Ricoeur’s Thought
•    Michelle Marvin, University of Notre Dame
Writing as a Spiritual Practice for those with Alzheimer’s Disease
Business Meeting:
Beringia Zen, Saint Agnes Medical Center, Presiding
Margaret Benefiel, Shalem Institute For Spiritual Formation, Presiding

Christian Spirituality Unit
Theme: Apocalyptic Spirituality
December 2, Wednesday, 4:00 PM-5:30 PM
Leonard McMahon, Graduate Theological Union, Presiding
•    Aline Lewis, Graduate Theological Union
The Apocalyptic Spirituality of Anne Wentworth
•    Derek Taylor, Whitworth University
Bonhoeffer’s Spirituality in a World Come of Age: Practicing Christ’s Apocalypse as the World Warms

Christian Spirituality Unit
Theme: Mystical Theology: Emerging Perspectives
December 10, Thursday, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Douglas Christie, Loyola Marymount University, Presiding
John Arblaster, KU Leuven
Charlotte Radler, Loyola Marymount University Rachel Smith, Villanova University
Joanne Maguire, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Louise Nelstrop, Oxford University


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