Adult Class – Traumatizing Theology and the Healing Church

May 1, 2019 @ 6:10 pm – 7:10 pm America/Kentucky/Louisville Timezone
Fellowship Hall

Carol Harston has spent the past year exploring the possibility that theology has the power to traumatize people in ways that echo other forms of trauma as researched by Judith Herman, Bessel van der Kolk, and others in the field of trauma theory. Upon the heels of submitting her thesis to Duke Divinity’s Doctor of Ministry program, Carol is eager to share her research with the congregation as it has been inspired by her time at Highland and informed by the focus groups she conducted with Bible study members last fall. Carol will teach about her research on Wednesdays, May 1 and 8, in Fellowship Hall. The first Wednesday, May 1, will describe traumatizing theology’s message and impact on survivors, witnesses, and perpetrators. The second Wednesday, May 8, will explore what the healing church looks like as it opens its doors to all those who have been impacted by traumatizing theology. All are welcome to attend.