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When God Was a Bird

  • May 22, 2021
  • 10:00 AM (CDT)

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Eric Anglada, Wild Church member and leader at Sinsinawa Mound, together with Isidore CW Farm, offers this opportunity for Wild Church members and friends. Feel free to share it with others! Please register no later than May 20th AT THIS LINK: 

Mark Wallace, author of "When God Was a Bird: Christianity, Animism and the Re-Enchantment of the World," presents an hour-long webinar on the interface of Christianity and animism. Buried deep within the Christian tradition are startling portrayals of God as the beaked and feathered Holy Spirit – the “animal God,” as it were. Weaving together scripture, theology, philosophy, and personal stories of sacred nature, Wallace will present a model of God in Christianity as a creaturely, avian being who signals the presence of spirit in everything, human and more-than-human alike.

Mark Wallace is a Professor in the Department of Religion at Swarthmore College. His teaching and research interests focus on the intersections between religious thought, critical theory, Indigenous studies, and post-colonialism. His book, When God Was a Bird: Christianity, Animism, and the Re-Enactment of the World, was published in 2019 and awarded the Nautilus Gold Award for best book in western religious thought. He’s also author of Green Christianity: Five Ways to a Sustainable Future (Fortress, 2010), Finding God in the Singing River: Christianity, Spirit, Nature (Fortress, 2005), and Fragments of the Spirit: Nature, Violence, and the Renewal of Creation (Continuum, 1996; Trinity, 2002).

Sinsinawa events are CENTRAL TIME. Eric is also organizing/facilitating a number of indigenous-themed online offerings, including "Black Elk and Healing Colonialism" on  Wednesday, April 28, 6:30pm Central Time; registration ends Tuesday 4/27). For this and other events, register or find more info at: www.sinsinawa.org/moundcenter/events

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