Dr. Sandra Yocum; Chanel Winston
University Professor of Faith and Culture
Dr. Sandra Yocum
In this profound and heartfelt conversation, Robert Ellsberg of Orbis Books leads us on a journey through many saints and spiritual masters who stand at the heart of his own research and of the mission of Orbis Books - many of whose voices have heretofore not been prominent in theological circles. Ellsberg describes his profound understanding of faith and culture as illuminated by those same saints and spiritual masters, describing for us the richness of a Christianity which both flavors and is flavored by cultures all over the world - a truly global, inculturated Christian understanding of faith, culture, and their interplay. Perhaps the best summation of Ellsberg's profound take on little-known spiritual masters and those voices residing outside the more frequented theological circles is the great importance he sees in Pope Francis' distinction between a "laboratory faith" that remains stagnant and a "journey faith" which is dynamic, adaptable, and invigorating.
Pope Francis, saints, spiritual masters, inculturation, global Christianity
American Popular Culture | Catholic Studies | Christianity | Missions and World Christianity | Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies
Ellsberg, Robert Th.M., "Witnesses of a Journey Faith: Robert Ellsberg on Orbis Books, Spiritual Masters, and Faith and Culture" (2020). Interviews: Whose Faith? Whose Culture?. 5.