Exploring the Journey of Becoming: A Look at the Relationship of Faith and Imagination
Online Event | Larry Fraher, Ph. D.
Often relegated to the realm of childhood and fantasy, the imagination gets a bad rap. The last thought most may consider is the impact of the imagination upon the experience of faith. But there are great connections to be discovered. This Theology Day will examine these connections and explore thought about the imagination and its role in the human experience of faith, the relationship of Christ to each of us and to all of us, and how, by employing the imagination, we engage the journey of becoming.
Dr. Larry Fraher, Ph.D. has served in ministry for over 30 years at parish, school, diocesan, and university levels. He holds a BA in Theological Studies and a MA in Systematics, both from Saint John’s University. He also holds a Ph.D. in Art and Religion from the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA, where he wrote his dissertation on the imagination as the principal faculty in faith formation. Dr. Fraher is currently the Director of Faith Formation & Education at Blessed Sacrament Parish, Scottsdale, AZ and an adjunct faculty member at Arizona’s two Catholic universities: Benedictine University-Mesa, AZ and the University of Mary’s Mary College in Tempe, AZ.
This is an Online Event. An internet equipped device is required to attend.
Dates & Times
Friday, September 17, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 10, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Please note: Start time indicates when presentations begin; in-person check-in is 30 minutes prior, webinar and synchronous access opens about 15 minutes prior.
Theology Day is a chance for people in our communities who are seeking a deeper understanding of their faith and its place in their everyday lives to learn from and interact with the theologians of Saint John's School of Theology and Seminary. It offers a chance for these scholars to gain insights and grow in their faith, as well.
There is no fee for Theology Day, but registration is required. Free-will offerings and gifts to support the mission of the School of Theology and Seminary are gratefully accepted.
For more information, contact our Development Office at 320-363-3560 or [email protected].