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Elaine Pagels to give talk at St. James, Madison Avenue on May 6

Elaine Pagels, the Harrington Spear Paine Professor of Religion at Princeton University, will speak at St. James’ Church at 6:30pm on Monday, May 6. The church is located at the corner of Madison Ave. and 71stSt., and the talk is FREE.

Pagels, the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, is best known for her work on the Gnostic Gospels, and is most recently the author of Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation (Viking, 2012), which was favorably reviewed in the New York Times Book Review and the New Yorker.


Black History Month Celebration at The Episcopal Church Center

The Episcopal Church Center celebrates Black History Month. This year’s theme is “Emancipation and the New Jim Crow”. On Wednesdays February 6th, 20th & 27th black clergy will officiate at the daily Eucharist service at 12:10 pm at the Church Center, 815 2nd Ave. Lectures will follow.

An RSVP is necessary since lunch will be served. Details on presenters and topics, as well as how to RSVP, can be found hereRead more...

Thursday event: “Not for Solace Only . . .”

On Thursday, 12 April, Fr. Andrew Wright, an M.Div. graduate of General and a current Th.D. student, will defend his dissertation, “Not for Solace Only: Real Presence and Eucharistic Intimacy.”

Doctoral students are invited to the defense in the 21st Street Room at 1:30pm.
At 3:30pm, Fr. Wright, then Dr. Wright, will make a presentation of his work to the entire GTS community in the combined 21st Street / Close Room.   Read more...

John Philip Newell to Offer Kay Butler Gill Lecture

On Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at 8:00 pm, John Philip Newell will speak on A New Harmony: The Spirit, the Earth, and the Human Soul, the 2012 Kay Butler Gill Lecture in Christian Spirituality. A scholar, peacemaker, and poet, John Philip Newell is an internationally acclaimed teacher of Celtic spirituality and a passionate seeker of peace among the great spiritual traditions. Formerly Warden of Iona Abbey in the Western Isles of Scotland, he is now widely sought as a speaker and spiritual guide.  Read more...

Prof. Clair McPherson Teaches about Angels and Demons

Pazuzu, an ancient Mesopotamian spirit who, originally, was both good and bad, and later became a demon.

General Seminary’s new Professor of Ascetical Theology, Clair McPherson, has been on the road teaching about angels and demons, his current research interest. Most recently, he has presented on the topic at Fordham University and offered a series of lectures entitled Medieval Visions: Angels & Demons in Word, Art & Icon for Gladdening Light, in Winter Park, Florida, an institution exploring the nexus of faith and art.  Read more...