Review of Gathering Those Driven Away

Meet the Author Wendy Farley is professor in the Department of Religion at Emory University with "teaching and research interests (that) include women theologians, religious dialogue, classical texts, contemporary ethical issues, and contemplative practices." She is the author of four books including Gathering Those Driven Away: A Theology of Incarnation (2011) and The Wounding and Healing of Desire: Weaving Heaven and Earth (2005). Book Basics Gathering Those Driven Away is a Read More …

Why the Incarnation Matters (Part 2 of 2)

Yesterday, I shared what others wrote in response to the question: “Why Does the Incarnation Matter?”  Today, I offer my own answer (following the same guidelines of responding in 100 words or less): The Incarnation is the story that reminds us how God is with us (Emmanuel), a story which begins with a baby born in the house of bread (Bethlehem) who is the Bread of Life. The Incarnation is intentionally too rich and filled with possibility to be fully conveyed with human language.  Modern Read More …

Why the Incarnation Matters

In a culture that emphasizes consumerism and family togetherness as the marks of Christmas, we need to be reminded that Christmas is a celebration of the Incarnation.  At Patheos, the mainline Protestant portal features the answers given by twelve pastors and scholars to the question: "Why Does the Incarnation Matter?" Each respondent was asked to write an answer in 100 words or less.  Two of the responses were especially helpful in my quest to refine my own answer to the question: In the Read More …