Forgiveness & Joy

November 12, 2018

December’s Lunch and Lecture will feature Dr. Miroslav Volf and Mr. Paul Gorrell speaking on forgiveness and joy.

“Forgiveness and Joy

Dr. Miroslav Volf and Mr. Paul Gorrell
Free Lunch + Lecture at Yale Divinity School
Lunch 12:00pm / Lecture 12:30pm

Join us Wednesday, December 5th for a free Lunch and Lecture in the Common Room at Yale Divinity School. Yale Youth Ministry Institute is proud to present our third Lunch + Lecture of the Fall semester, a part of the Joy and Adolescent Faith and Flourishing Series. This afternoon’s lecture will feature Miroslav Volf, the Henry B. Wright Professor of Systematic Theology at Yale Divinity School and the Founding Director of the Yale Center for Faith and Culture, and Mr. Gorrell, a poet, and Founder and Director of Peace Right Here. They will deliver a lecture entitled, “Forgiveness and Joy.” See abstract and bios below.

This event is free and open to the public.

Can’t make it in person? Stay tuned for the YouTube Live link!

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Lecture Topic
Professor Volf and Mr. Gorrrell will deliver a lecture entitled, “Forgiveness and Joy.” If you have seriously wronged someone, it is a joyous thing to be told: “It’s OK. I don’t count it against you!” But is there joy in offering apology and in restoring a measure of what your wrongdoing has taken away? And if you yourself have been wronged, is there joy in forgiving? Is not revenge – “sweet revenge” – more joyful than forgiveness?

Guest Lecturer Bios
Miroslav Volf is the Henry B. Wright Professor of Systematic Theology at Yale Divinity School and the Founding Director of the Yale Center for Faith and Culture. He is author or editor of 20 books and over 70 scholarly articles, including Exclusion and Embrace: A Theological Exploration of IdentityOtherness, and Reconciliation (1996), which received the 2002 Louisville Grawemeyer Award.

Paul Gorrell is a poet, and Founder and Director of Peace Right Here.