Presented by Rev. Robin Ryan, CP
(3 CEHs, option for additional 1.5 CEHs) [NACC competencies: PPS6, PIC3.2]
Thursdays, June 11, 2009 and June 18, 2009
Optional Third Session, Thursday, June 25, 2009
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Central Time
In this workshop, we will reflect on the ways in which we envision and speak about God’s relation to suffering people. In order to enrich our own thinking, we will explore the insights of Wiesel, Bonhoffer, Moltmann, Schillebeeckx, liberationist and feminist theologians in their discussions of this theme. We will enter into this theological conversation with a view to pastoral ministry to the sick and dying.
About the Presenter:
Robin Ryan, CP, M.Div., M.A., Catholic Theological Union; Ph.D., Catholic University of America, is a Passionist priest and Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at Catholic Theological Union. He has authored a number of articles on the topic of the mystery of God and suffering. In addition to his experience in teaching and formation, he has also engaged in retreat ministry.
Following these sessions, participants will be able to:
Identify images of God that speak to the experience of human suffering.
Describe the mystery of suffering from a multi-theological context.
Integrate and apply their theological reflection to pastoral ministry to the sick and dying.
Participants qualify for up to 3 CEHs for the two sessions.
The Mystery of God and Human Suffering Part 1 – Rev Robin Ryan The Mystery of God and Human Suffering Part 2 – Rev Robin Ryan
The Mystery of God and Human Suffering Part 3 (Discussion) – Rev Robin Ryan