Celebrating the paperback release of Dr. Demian Wheeler’s Religion Within the Limits of History Alone (SUNY Press, 2021), United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities is proud to invite members of the community to a special book event. On Thursday, November 11 at 11:45 AM CT, join us on campus or via livestream for a discussion and Q&A with Dr. Wheeler and special guest Dr. Sheila Greeve Davaney. United Dean Kyle Roberts and Rev. Andrea Johnson ('17) will also offer responses to the book. They will discuss the pragmatic historicism Dr. Wheeler advances in his book: a historicism which takes religion seriously as part of a changing, messy, temporal, fragile, diverse, and vibrant world. This pragmatic historicism invites us to reconstruct our theologies for our time and place.
For Dr. Wheeler, “To be a pragmatic historicist is to cultivate humility, gratitude, reverence, and metaphysical wonder. . . Most of all, to be a pragmatic historicist is to be at home in history, which is indeed the only home we have.”
Join us for a celebration of some of the exciting scholarship our faculty is producing, and participate in a lively discussion of important theological ideas.
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Join us on campus or online with livestream options via Zoom or YouTube. Please note that United's updated COVID policy requires visitors to both wear a mask and to be vaccinated.
Dr. Wheeler will also be presenting a lecture on "The Theological Implications of Religious Diversity" on Thursday, October 21 at 7:30 PM CT via Zoom. The lecture is free to attend, but registration is required. Learn more>
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