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The Redeeming Connection: A Pastoral Theological Reflection for Transformative Practices of Care

Sabbatical Lecture | April 17, 2018 | 11:10 a.m. | Room 205

How do patterns of chronic disconnection and disempowerment, especially among the marginalized, disrupt the traditional doctrines of atonement and moral imperatives of self-sacrifice? How do assumptions about the nature of God, redemption, church, and community shape growth, relationships, and wider contexts of care? Drawing from Relational Cultural Theory, the lecture focuses on naming and deconstructing obstacles of mutuality and empowerment while presenting the capacity to connect and reconnect as foundational to formation and care.  The lecture also explores how relational images of God the giver, the given, and the giving can help understand and respond to the complexity of compelling human experience.

All are welcome to attend this sabbatical lecture.

April 17, 2018

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

2121 Sheridan Road
Evanston , IL 60201

Dr. Jaeyeon Lucy Chung is Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology and the director of the Styberg Library at Garrett-Evangelical. She earned a Ph.D. in Religion with a focus in Person, Community, and Religious Practices from Emory University in 2008. In addition, she holds a Master of Library and Information Science degree from Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois, a Master of Sacred Theology degree from Boston University, and a Master of Arts in Religion from Ewha Womans University in Seoul, Republic of Korea.