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Spirituality and Embodiment
Join us as we welcome Dr. Rebecca Letterman, Associate Professor of Spiritual Formation at Northeastern Seminary.
How does Being a Body Matter? How does being a body matter for Christians? For much of Christian history, committed disciples of Jesus have had a rather ambiguous relationship with their bodies. Are our bodies enemies of our spiritual lives? Are they tools for us to do good works? Or are there other ways to understand our bodies more faithfully as God would intend in light of the Scriptural revelation?
Meditating first on the life of Jesus, we will consider together the gifts and challenges of what it means to be human bodies. We will consider insights of Scripture, Christian tradition, contemporary findings in medicine and neuroscience, and our own experiences. Together, we will explore what it would mean to live with an increased awareness of our bodies as gifts of God to us and to this world he so loves.