Annemarie S. Kidder, PhD

Saturday, April 7, 12:30pm

Suggested Offering: $25

 

Most of us will have taken a personality test by which our particular strengths are highlighted and explored.  The Enneagram goes just the other way:  it exposes our particular weaknesses, blind spots, and "sins," thereby pointing out the false self we tend to project and embrace.  Originating in the Sufi tradition, the Enneagram was in part appropriated by the desert fathers of the fourth century and made popular by the Jesuits in the twentieth.  Today the Enneagram can help us discover our particular sin-based personality type in order to counteract its damaging effects.  During this presentation, we will review each of the nine personality types, claim one of them as our own, and discover the remedies and redemptive measures we may wish to take in order to live a more fully redeemed Christian life.

Annemarie S. Kidder, PhD, IHM Associate, is an ordained Presbyterian minister and pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Monroe.  A former seminary professor, she is the author and editor of ten books on historical theology, spirituality, and biblical studies.  Some of her more recent books are Making Confession, Hearing Confession (Liturgical Press), Karl Rahner's The Mystical Way in Everyday Life, and Ultimate Price:  Testimonies of Christians Who Resisted the Third Reich (Orbis Books).

 

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