James Alison: Monotheism without contemplation is dangerous

House of Mercy presents gay Catholic theologian James Alison

The Event:

Friday, June 25th 7pm
at Hamline United Methodist Church, 1514 Englewood Ave. St. Paul, 55104

Dr. Alison will reflect on issues Catholic and Gay

Saturday, June 26th, 1pm
at Hamline United Methodist Church, 1514 Englewood Ave. St. Paul, 55104

Dr. Alison explores the theme: GAZE&DESIRE: Contemplation in the light of the social other

Sunday, June 27th, 5pm
at House of Mercy, 104 Snelling Ave. S., St. Paul, 55105.

Dr. Alison will preach in House of Mercy’s worship service.

We’ll be asking for suggested donations at the Friday and Saturday sessions ($5).

House of Mercy is bringing British Catholic Theologian James Alison to St. Paul, MN, June 25th – 27th. In three appearances he will reflect on Issues Catholic and Gay, Gaze & Desire: Contemplation and the Social Other, as well as the Biblical text.

Dr. Alison’s theological voice is so important in a culture of rampant consumption and ever present urging to self-promotion and living an unreflective life of “Us vs. Them.” He is also a leading voice in the conversation about living out a theology catholic and gay.

A diverse group of local churches have joined together to sponsor this event. “Suburban and urban, catholic and protestant, nondenominational, emergent and mainline congregations have all joined together to make this happen”, said Rev. Debbie Blue, a pastor at House of Mercy. “This kind of cooperation is necessary in a post Christian culture if the church is going to continue to have a relevant voice.”

More about James Alison:

Some writings Catholic and Gay

  • From impossibility to responsibility: developing new narratives for gay catholic living

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  • Letter to a young gay Catholic

    Read letter

  • “But the Bible says…”

    A Catholic reading of Romans 1

    Read full text

General Theological Writings: