Released - April 5, 2010
Homosexuality and the church to be discussed at Eureka College colloquium
April 14 - 3:00 pm
The Garrison Theology Colloquium at Eureka College will discuss homosexuality and the church from 3 to 4:30 p.m. April 14 in the East Room in Dickinson Commons on east College Avenue.
The free forum for Eureka College faculty, staff and students; area ministers; and the public will explore an article titled “Homosexuality and the Church: Scripture and Experience” by Roman Catholic New Testament scholar Luke Timothy Johnson. The article supports recognition of gay and lesbian people within the church, including marriage and having children.
The article will serve as the departure for an open-ended discussion in which all views are welcome, according to colloquium organizer Eureka College religion professor William Wright.
“Johnson’s article is nuanced and sensitive to the strong feelings on all sides of this controversial but timely and important topic,” Wright said.
For an advance copy of the reading, contact Wright at email@example.com.
The colloquium meets regularly to discuss contemporary issues in theology. It is named for W.E. Garrison, a theologian who graduated from Eureka College in 1892 and helped found The Christian Century magazine.
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