Introducing the 2017-18 Seminar Series
Reframing the Gospel for Mission:
Recovering the Prophetic Dimension of Jesus’ Way of Being Human
Now Offered in 8-
or 3-Session Options
This 8- or 3-session series introduces and applies the work of René Girard to gain a better understanding of and engage in central issues of our survival, e.g., racism, economics, and militarism. As Disciples of Jesus, participants will gain a vision for living into the movement of God’s Spirit to bring the day when, instead of laying waste to our cities one more time, we beat swords into plowshares and no longer learn to make war anymore (Isa 6:11; 2:4). (Share with friends through this pdf flyer.)
What: Seminar series in two options: (1) Eight one-day-per-month sessions October-May; or (2) Three 1.5-2.5 days session Fall, Winter, Spring (days and dates TBD for each location); Educational Strategy: interpersonal engagement for maximizing mutual learning over extended time.
Where: In the process of being determined -- the first step is to recruit 8-15 participants for a site and contact Paul Nuechterlein by email (email@example.com) or phone (269-290-4533) to inquire about scheduling a series.
“I’m convinced that the seminal work of René Girard is the single most promising and productive contemporary resource capable of stimulating fresh readings of the Bible, constructive critical thought about Christian theology and practice, and incisive inducement to productive activism.
Paul Nuechterlein has helped me more than anyone else to read the Scriptures in light of Girard’s groundbreaking work. I’d encourage anyone and everyone to seize an opportunity to learn with Paul.”
Christian author and teacher
Who: Clergy and lay church leaders interested in recovering the prophetic dimension of the Gospel
in 2017; or $600 spread over 2017-18 ($100 at time of
I - Introduction to Mimetic
Theory (MT) in 3 sessions:
Schedule for 8-Session Option
This option provides optimal spacing for reading and digesting the seminar concepts and applications
Part II - Mimetic Theory and Theology in 2 sessions:
Once sites are negotiated with an
8-15 person group of participants you may register using this
pdf form. Online payment via PayPal is available below,
so register in one of two ways: (1) print and fill out the pdf
form, scan and email it to Paul Nuechterlein, making payment
online; or (2) mail your check for payment with the completed
registration to address on form.
Paul Nuechterlein has been a student of René Girard’s work for twenty-five years. He has presented at multiple international conferences of the Colloquium on Violence & Religion (COV&R), makes Mimetic Theory accessible through his website Girardian Reflections on the Lectionary (girardianlectionary.net), and is currently the Contributing Theologian for Theology and Peace, a para-church organization dedicated to “the application of René Girard’s groundbreaking work to subvert the matrix of human violence.”