78 minutes | Sep 15th 2020

Andrew Hayes - A Theology of Wonder: An Introduction to the Poetry of Ephrem the Syrian

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A webinar lecture with Andrew Hayes (University of St. Thomas, Houston). This event is presented in collaboration with the Godbearer Institute as part of a Fall webinar lecture series on "Eastern Catholic Theology in Action." St. Ephrem is the common teacher of the Syriac theological tradition whose preferred medium is poetry. Named a doctor of the Church by Benedict XV, Ephrem emphasizes that the ascetical and mystical experience of wonder is the criterion for authentic theologizing. Dr. Hayes will discuss how Ephrem’s notion of wonder purifies our freedom and rendering the whole person a clear and luminous receptacle for the experience of God.
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