About the event
Catholic Voices Academy presents a workshop day with Sarah de Nordwall to explore together the continuing phenomenon that is Jordan Peterson.
An Exploration in Three Acts
This is a workshop day in three Acts, open to Christians wanting to share and explore the impact of the Gospel. It is also open to those who are passionate about Jordan Peterson’s message or perhaps even alarmed by aspects of it, who want to discuss and research together how the ideal of civilised conversation can be restored.
There will be three sessions in the day – three Acts because one of the key ideas that Jordan proposes is that the ancients saw life as a drama with moral content, not as a world of objects. And so our day seeks to enter that drama.
ACT ONE | The Gifts of Jordan Peterson
The Insights and Passions of Jordan Peterson – What he is offering the world today and where he roots his ideas (Jung, Evolutionary Biology, ‘the psychological literature’, history, philosophy, literature).
45 minute introduction followed by a sharing in groups of our Favourite Jordan Peterson Nuggets – the things we don’t want to leave behind. Our favoured ‘Antidotes to Chaos’.
ACT TWO | The Gifts of the Gospel
Is Jordan Peterson dangerous – leading people into a new kind of religion without faith, a pelagian or stoic worldview in which ‘life is a catastrophe’ but we simply survive it or prevent it from becoming worse by our courageous actions in the face of inevitable tragedy?
What would we want to offer to Jordan Peterson and to his fans – is there more than the vitalising experience of the psychological benefits of walking the border between chaos and order?
What does the Gospel say about freedom and grace, male and female, powerlessness and virtue, personal responsibility and collective responsibility, destiny and the meaning of individual actions?
ACT THREE | Our Gifts for the World
In the light of what we have been exploring, what do we practically need to do differently or newly in the presentation of the Gospel and in the tackling of the problematic trends in society that he has highlighted?
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During the day we will also be gathering your reflections for a podcast. It will be especially interesting to gather the ideas that flow from Act Three in the light of a day of listening and conversation with those who will doubtless have a range of differing view points.