History Workshop

Not Just for Deacons:  The History of Christianity and the Challenge of Loving Our Neighbors as Ourselves in a Teeming, Technological, Urban World

Saturday, February 3, 2018 at the ECMN Retreat Center in Faribault, MN

9:30am – 3pm

Participants in this workshop will examine how the past two centuries of urbanization, industrialization and mass-consumption changed the landscape for “loving our neighbors,” and how Christian responses to that changed landscape brought us both the 19th Century deaconess movement and the 20th Century revival and reinterpretation(s) of the diaconate. 
Bradley Peterson, PhD, is a historian of Christianity who teaches history of Christianity for the Episcopal School for Deacons and for the Center for Anglican Learning and Leadership of the Church Divinity School of the Pacific, both in Berkeley, California.  He specializes in the 16th Century Reformation.  His additional interests include monastic life, ordained ministry, liturgy and, more recently, Christianity’s theological and practical responses to the economic and social changes of the 19th Century.
Some advance readings will be recommended before the workshop.


Want to try out an online course too? Enroll in Church History: Wisdom for Mission Today and you can take part in this workshop for free.

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