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12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Theology Days

We hope that you will join us for these sessions presented by scholars from Saint John’s School of Theology-Seminary. There is no fee to attend, though free will donations will be accepted. Light refreshments will be served. The presentations listed will also be presented at both St. John’s University and the Church of St. Mary in Alexandria. Please contact Grace for dates and times.

Register online for any or all of the sessions. Call 612.317.3414 for more information.

2013-14 Schedule 


More Than Computers: Human Identity in a Digital World

6:00-9:00pm, Thursday, December 19
Basilica School, Great Hall

Led by Noreen Herzfeld, Ph.F and presented by St. John’s School of Theology Seminary

Computer scientists and philosophers have recently suggested that the mind, and hence the self, is essentially nothing more than a computer and could be reproduced digitally. This view separates mind from body and ignores the spirit. As a better concept, our creation in the image of God intertwines mind, action, and relationship as each essential for human identity. We are neither just a mind or just a body, but a mind that is both part and product of our human body, a body that exists within a larger environment and human culture. Computers may extend our minds, our ability to act, and our relationships, but they always do this in a limited and partial manner.

Please register by December 16. There is no cost to attend. Light refreshments will be served.



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