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Incarnation and the Interior Life with Vincent Pizzuto
May 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$12 – $20
What do the gospels look like in the hands of a contemplative? Fr. Vincent Pizzuto, Ph.D., will take up this question as he explores the deep spiritual intimacy that emerges through a contemplative reading of the gospels. Throughout his presentation, he will unfold the meaning of Christ’s incarnation not only as a revelation that we are infinitely loved, but more radically so, that we are the very incarnations of love itself.
The incarnation has made mystics of us all. What if we read the gospels as if that were true? In his book, Contemplating Christ: The Gospels and the Interior Life, Vincent Pizzuto offers an exploration of Christian mysticism for modern contemplatives that is as beautiful as it is compelling. With an emphasis on the gospels and Christian mystical tradition, his book explores ancient themes in new and surprising ways. Drawing upon his rich experience as an academic and priest, Pizzuto gradually unfolds the mystery to which the whole of biblical revelation and the Christian contemplative life are ordered: that through the incarnation, all human beings have become ‘other Christs’ in the world.
Facilitator: The Rev. Vincent Pizzuto, Ph.D. is a professor of New Testament and Christian mysticism at the Jesuit University of San Francisco. As an Episcopal priest, Fr. Pizzuto serves as vicar of St. Columba’s Episcopal Church and Retreat House in the beautiful environs of Inverness, California. Having founded the contemplative Christian community New Skellig in 2006, both communities now coexist under his leadership for the advancement of contemplative Christianity.
Cost: Sliding scale of $12-$20.