Embracing an Alternative Orthodoxy - Workbook

Richard Rohr on the Legacy of St. Francis

Richard Rohr with Tim Scorer

Apr/2014, 96 Pages, PAPER, 7.25 x 9

ISBN-13: 9781606741405

• 5- to 10-week study for adults and young adults with appealing video format that prompts engagement and response

• Each participant uses his/her own journal for study and reflection

Each program in this series features two components sold separately: (1) A DVD with five 10-15 minute presentations (one per group), in this case showing Fr. Richard Rohr interacting with a small group of adults, and (2) a participant workbook containing all the material needed by class participants as well as for the facilitator (one each).  In this edition, Richard Rohr explores five topics central to Franciscan theology and practice:

• Atonement Theory
• Eco-Spirituality
• The Christ who Existed before Christianity
• Orthopraxy vs. Verbal Orthodoxy (Living Like Jesus)
• Mysticism over Moralism

Richard Rohr is an internationally known, ecumenical, inspirational speaker and has published numerous recorded talks and books, including Breathing Underwater: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps, Falling Upward: A Spirituality of the Two Halves of Life and Immortal Diamond: The Search for Our True Self. Fr. Rohr is also the founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, NM.

Tim Scorer writes the accompanying study guides for the Embracing series. Tim is an educator, retreat leader, and spiritual director, who lives near Vancouver, Canada.  He works part time in adult faith formation at St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church.


"Richard Rohr is always teaching us how to stretch our boundaries, while drawing upon our rich tradition. Here he goes, as only a Franciscan can, to the man who showed us how to love all of creation, St. Francis of Assisi, and challenges us to do the same. His is a critical message for our time."
—John Feister, editor, St. Anthony Messenger

"Arguing the power of the incarnation and Christianity's singular place as the only world religion proclaiming such a thing, Richard Rohr leads us here into deepening levels of appreciation for contemplative practice and for the spiritual richness that comes from a studied, but mystical connectivity with all parts of creation. As a result, Embracing an Alternative Orthodoxy is –as Rohr himself says--an invitation to join him "in un-doing some bad theology." And that, as they say, is an invitation every one of us should be more than eager to accept."
—Phyllis Tickle, author, speaker, host of the bestselling Embracing Emergence Christianity, workshop leader, and visionary

"Richard Rohr is one of the great Christian teachers of our age. He is that rare figure whose transformative wisdom transcends the narrow categories of denominations within the church, and speaks to all Christians, all believers and indeed all seekers. Richard Rohr is undoubtedly a Christian spiritual master."
—James Martin, SJ, author of Jesus: A Pilgrimage

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