Faculty Development Retreat
Marigold Lodge, Saturday, February 22, 8:30 to 2:30
Join new faculty for an Initium program retreat and engage with your colleagues in an interesting and important conversation. RSVP by 1/20 required.
We will discuss Imago Dei: Human Dignity in Ecumenical Perspective, edited by Thomas Albert Howard. The book is an ecumenical discussion of the relationship between the ancient Christian concept of imago dei, (humans being created in the likeness and image of God) and a contemporary understanding of human dignity. Three scholars, one each from the Eastern Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant traditions respectively, discuss questions such as "what do we mean when we speak of human dignity?" and "what challenges does human dignity confront in our culture today?" The goal of the retreat is to open up a conversation in which many perspectives, including your own, become a part of the discussion of Hope College's present and future.