Westminster Seminars

Event details

  • Sunday | December 10, 2023
  • 09:45 AM -
  • Galbreath Chapel and via Zoom
  • 412-835-6630

The Westminster Seminars offer a dynamic schedule of topics to help us live more fully as thoughtful Christians in today’s world. Everyone is always welcome. Come when you can – no preparation or homework. The Zoom option makes it easy to catch a seminar if you aren’t at church. Find the link on the church website under Featured Events or in the Friday church email.

For most seminars, you can watch or listen later on the Westminster website under News & Media: https://www.westminster-church.org/news-&-media/westminster-seminars.

Join Zoom Meeting
The Zoom meeting opens at 9:30.
Meeting ID: 867 5311 4914
Passcode: 209681

During the Advent seminar series, Professor John Wilson will guide us through how Mary was portrayed in the New Testament and beyond. We’ll learn how Catholics came to their views on Mary, and in doing so perhaps affirm our Protestant understanding of her. Whatever your church background, join in finding answers to our many questions about Mary, mother of Jesus.

A Brief History of Mary, the Mother of Jesus

Sundays, December 3, 10, 17
John E. Wilson, Professor Emeritus of Church History
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

December 3 – Mary in the New Testament

December 10 – Development of the Veneration of and Thought about Mary through History

December 17 – Church Dogmas about Mary in the Modern Period (Immaculate Conception, Ascension into heaven); Apparitions of Mary

John E. Wilson is Professor Emeritus of Church History and former Dean of Faculty at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. He was ordained to Word and Sacrament in the Reformed Church of Switzerland and holds the Habilitation in Theology (Dr. theol. habil.) from the University of Basel. He is the author of several works in theological history. His wife Nana facilitates the Centering Prayer group at Westminster.

The seminars will not meet on December 24 and 31.