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Integration Symposium 2015: Lecture 2 "Conflicting" - Jenell Williams Paris

Integration Symposium 2015: Lecture 2 "Conflicting" - Jenell Williams Paris

Integration Symposium

Feb 18-20, 2015

As a move toward perceiving “the pattern of this world”, and discerning how and whether we should conform to it, this talk describes how same-sex sexuality has been understood in our society over time, and how those understandings have shaped Christian thought and practice.

We will consider the sex-gender complex as a difficult conflict, and explore personal, corporate, and spiritual challenges and opportunities embedded in intractable conflict.

Jenell Williams Paris (Ph.D., American University) is professor of anthropology at Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania. She has written for such publications as Christianity Today, Books & Culture and Christian Scholar's Review. Her books include The End of Sexual Identity: Why Sex is Too Important to Define Who We Are, Birth Control for Christians, Urban Disciples and Introducing Cultural Anthropology: A Christian Perspective.

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