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Carroll Lecture: Depression as a Wilderness Experience
7:00 PM
Carroll College - Simperman Hall
Carroll College's annual Faith & Reason public lecture will feature Dr. Jessica Coblentz from St. Mary's University in South Bend, Indiana. The lecture is titled Depression as a Wilderness Experience: Some Theological Resources for Life with Depression. The lecture will focus on her research in her 2022 book Dust in the Blood: A Theology of Life with Depression, published by Liturgical Press.

Here is a short description of the text:

Dust in the Blood considers the harrowing realities of life with depression from a Christian theological perspective. In conversation with popular Christian theologies of depression that justify why this suffering exists and prescribe how people ought to relate to it, Coblentz offers another Christian approach to this condition: she reflects on depression as a wilderness experience. Weaving first-person narratives of depression, contemporary theologies of suffering, and ancient biblical tales of the wilderness, especially the story of Hagar, Coblentz argues for and contributes to an expansion of Christian ideas about what depression is, how God relates to it, and how Christians should understand and respond to depression in turn.

This lecture is open to the public.
Age Group: Adults
Venue: Carroll College - Simperman Hall
Address: 1601 N. Benton Ave Helena, Montana 59601
Phone: 4064474300

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