Author’s Night: Sr. Nancy Usselmann, FSP
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 @ 7PM
A Sacred Look: Becoming Cultural Mystics: Theology of Popular Culture: An Evening with author Sr. Nancy Usselmann, FSP
How should a follower of Christ engage the popular media culture? By becoming a mystic!
“When you see words and phrases like ‘cultural mysticism,’ ‘transcendence,’ and ‘TV as art’ on the contents page, there is an urge to look further. Sister Nancy continues a fine US Christian tradition, both Catholic and Protestant: the quest for meaning in movies. She extends this search in this social media age to a wide range of communications and popular arts,” wrote Peter Malone, Cinema Desk, SIGNIS, World Catholic Association for Communication.
Sr. Nancy challenges Christians today to delve deep into the rich theological tradition of the Church as the root and foundation for recognizing the beauty of God present in all that is truly human. The artists of popular culture sometimes unwittingly seek transcendence while grappling with some of humanity’s most profound existential longings. The cultural mystics of today point out those needs of humanity in the culture’s artifacts in order to enter into dialogue with those who seek something beyond what this world satisfies. The anthropological-sacramental-incarnational paradigm presented gives us the ability to take a sacred look of the culture and offer the joy of the Gospel.
*Student rush tickets will be available an hour before the event for $10 with a valid current student ID