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Feb28

Three Gatherings on Embodiment and Christian Practice with Marcia Mount Shoop

9:30am - 1:30pmWingate Hall

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About Dr. Marcia Mount Shoop

The Rev. Dr. Marcia Mount Shoop is an author, preacher, teacher, and facilitator.  She has served churches in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in Chicago, IL, Tampa, FL, Oakland, CA, and Chapel Hill, NC.  Her book, Let the Bones Dance:  Embodiment and the Body of Christ  (WJKP, 2010), informs much of the work on embodiment, healing, spiritual practice, and theological reflection she does in churches in retreats, teaching, preaching, and workshops.  Marcia has worked on issues of reconciliation and dialogue around difficult issues like race, political polarization, and religious differences in academic, church, and community contexts.  She is the Dean of the Multicultural Institute at Montreat and serves on the Committee on the Office of the General Assembly as well as the current Commission on Mid Councils.  She has chapters in Wide Open Spaces:  Women Exploring Call through Stories and Reflection (Circle Books) and Women, Writing, Theology:  Transforming Traditions of Exclusion(Baylor Press).   Marcia also writes a popular blog at her website www.marciamountshoop.com that explores what it means to be a Christian today.   She earned her PhD from Emory in Religious Studies and her Master of Divinity from Vanderbilt University.  She currently lives in Chapel Hill, NC.