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I was honored and excited to present a paper, Spirit, Chi, and Christianity at the American Academy of Religion Nov 21, 1p.m. CT. I drew from my book, The Holy Spirit, Chi, and the Other.

AAR: Spirit, Chi, and Christianity
Theology Without Walls Group

Theme: Spirit (Qi, Energeia) as a Transreligious Category
Sunday, November 21: 1:00 PM-3:30 PM CST (Virtual)

S. Mark Heim, Andover-Newton Theological Seminary at Yale University, Presiding
One thing TWW needs is concepts, not just for the purpose of comparison but for thinking that is not necessarily embedded in the religions. Hyo-Dong Lee and Amos Yong are among the theologians who have made use of this concept in a cross-cultural way and, of course, it can readily be related to the Eastern Orthodox use of energeia. This panel will explore possibilities for creative theological construction that this cluster of concepts might open up.
Robert C. Neville, Boston University
The Cosmological Use of Spirit
Hyo-Dong Lee, Drew University
Divine ki (qi)?: Musings on a Cross-Cultural Pneumatology
Grace Ji-Sun Kim, Earlham School of Religion
Spirit, Chi, and Christianity
David Bradshaw, University of Kentucky
The Divine Energy in Eastern Christianity
Benjamin Crace, American University of Kuwait
Stoic Cosmological Foundations for a Contemporary Pneumatology