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Retrieving Asceticism: How Contemporary Christians Are Reclaiming an Ancient Theme

Monday, May 27, 2019 at 7:30PM - 9:00 PM

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To the early Christians, self-denial was the sum of the Christian life. Our late modern world, by contrast, often views self-denial as a tool of repression or self-hatred. Despite this, a growing number of contemporary Christian voices argue that we can recover the early church's emphasis on asceticism while still learning from modern objections to it. Join Dr. Wesley Hill as he explores this conversation and draws out its implications for a renewed, culturally relevant program of ascesis.


Wesley Hill is Associate Professor of Biblical Studies at Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, Pennsylvania. He is the author of Washed and Waiting: Reflections on Christian Faithfulness and Homosexuality (Zondervan, 2016), Paul and the Trinity (Eerdmans, 2015), and Spiritual Friendship: Finding Love in the Church as a Celibate Gay Christian (Brazos, 2015).

This lecture is part of our 2019 Summer Evening Public Lecture Series.

Dr. Hill will be teaching the class "Reordering Desire: Augustine, Queer Theory & Christian Sexual Ethics" from May 27–31, 2019 as part of our 2019 Summer Programs. Learn more at rgnt.net/summer.


Location
Regent College Chapel & Livestreaming via YouTube

Parking
Paid parking available at Regent College and UBC


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Wesley Hill

Associate Professor of Biblical Studies (Trinity School for Ministry)


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