(V3.0) This class:
- Outlines a framework for exploring embodied narratives as theological “texts,” drawing on the pioneering work of Ched’s mentor, Dr. James W. McClendon (1924–2000; at right just before his death);
- Explores why it is important for radical Christians to rehabilitate a literacy in and consciousness of “saints,” both traditional and non-traditional, and advocates for a robust celebration of the “Triduum of Saints” as part of our annual rhythm;
- Profiles a variety of exemplary disciples, both past and present, with a focus on radical Catholic circles and the Civil Rights movement, and discusses why their work and witness matters still;
- Offers a few pointers regarding how to become more literate in our own life-narrative.
Each of the four modules requires 2-3 hours of viewing/listening/reading time, not including discussion. Some weeks we have additional content for those with time to go deeper. The class is broken into 4 'weeks' of content, but you can undertake it at your own pace:
Week 1: Introduction to Biography as Theology and the Communion of Saints
Week 2: Stories from Radical Catholic Movements over the Last Half Century
An included copy of Pioneer Priest: The Story of Mary Ramerman & Spiritus Christi Church by Jim Callan will be mailed to you.
Week 3: Stories of the Civil Rights Movement/Black Freedom Struggle
Week 4: Working with Our Own Stories
Please select the product based on how many people will be undertaking the study:
BIO-A04 Household* (1 or 2 people): $39.50 - PURCHASE
BIO-A04 Small group (3 to 5 people): $99.50 - PURCHASE
BIO-A04 Large group (6 or more people): $150.00 - PURCHASE
*If you have already purchased the Webinar "Biography as Theology (BIO-A04)" or are an annual webinar subscriber, please contact us at BCM and you will be able to purchase the full BIO-A04 course at a reduced price (Household rate only).