BIO-A04 Biography as Theology

This class:

  • Outlines a framework for exploring embodied narratives as theological “texts,” drawing on the pioneering work of Ched’s mentor, Dr. James W. McClendon (1924–2000); 
  • Explores why it is important for radical Christians to rehabilitate a literacy in and consciousness of “saints,” both traditional and non-traditional, and advocates for a robust celebration of the “Triduum of Saints” as part of our annual rhythm; 
  • Profiles a variety of exemplary disciples, both past and present, with a focus on radical Catholic circles and the Civil Rights movement, and discusses why their work and witness matters still; 
  • Offers a few pointers regarding how to become more literate in our own life-narrative. 

Each of the four modules requires 2-3 hours of viewing/listening/reading time, not including discussion. Some weeks we have additional content for those with time to go deeper. The class is broken into 4 'weeks' of content, but you can undertake it at your own pace:

  • Week 1: Introduction to Biography as Theology and the Communion of Saints
  • Week 2: Stories from Radical Catholic Movements over the Last Half Century
  • Week 3: Stories of the Civil Rights Movement/Black Freedom Struggle
  • Week 4: Working with Our Own Stories

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To purchase this or any BIO class, please email us. Pricing is according to the study group size:

Please select the product based on how many people will be undertaking the study:

BIO-A04 Household (1 or 2 people): US$30.00

BIO-A04 Small group (3 to 5 people): US$75.00

BIO-A04 Large group (6 or more people): US$100.00

Course materials are provided electronically, so we ask for your honesty in choosing the right sized group rate.