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I'M NOT ME: SHAME AND THE SELF WITH ST PAUL

Friday 27 October: 7:30pm - 8:45pm

Round Church, Bridge Street, CB2 1UB

Brené Brown--Houston based "vulnerability researcher" and TED Talk phenomenon--seems to have touched a nerve with her honest words about shame and empathy. Forty million or so views suggest that her diagnosis of an "epidemic of shame" is resonating deep in the open wounds of personal experience. As Brown defines it, in contrast to guilt which is about behaviour ("I made a mistake"), shame is about the self ("I am a mistake"). Is there any good news for the suffering self? For Brown, empathy--vulnerability meeting vulnerability--is the only antidote. But Bob Dylan finds something else to say: "Thank God, I'm not me." This is the route I'll take, both the "thank God" as this talk will draw on the resources of Christian theology and the "I'm not me" as I'll suggest that "I" am not the final answer to the question "Who am I?".

Speaker: Dr. Jonathan Linebaugh is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Divinity at the University of Cambridge.

www.christianheritage.org.uk

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Age: Adults, Talk, Arrive on time, Free

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