Getting Oriented to Enlighten the Christian Faith
Author: Paul Alan Laughlin
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From Westar Institute’s Spring 2005 Meeting.
Using his trademark humor and colorful projected images, Paul Laughlin will show how a positive step toward an emerging progressive Christianity is to engage the great Eastern spiritual traditions. He will make a case for the promise of the mystical strains of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Taoism in producing a new, enlightened version of the Christian faith, with special attention to the transformation of such key doctrinal components as God, human nature, Jesus Christ, and the Bible.
Paul Alan Laughlin (Ph.D., Emory University) is Professor and former Chair of the Department of Religion and Philosophy, Otterbein College, Westerville, Ohio, where he teaches Comparative Religions and American Religious History, with a concentration in 19th Century American Metaphysical Religions. He has published numerous books and articles on a wide range of topics in religious studies, including Remedial Christianity: What Every Believer Should Know about the Faith, but Probably Doesn’t (Polebridge Press, 2000), and Getting Oriented: What Every Christian Should Know about Eastern Religions, but Probably Doesn't (Polebridge Press, 2005). A former United Methodist minister and now an ordained Unity minister and an accomplished jazz pianist, Dr. Laughlin is a frequent guest speaker, workshop leader, and musician at churches and conferences all over the country.
See the Polebridge Press book Getting Oriented: What Every Christian Should Know About Eastern Religions But Probably Doesn’t