Gerald Winslow at Asheville Forum: “Welcoming the Divorced and Remarried”

Saturday, January 28, 2023 - 12:00pm
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Title: “Welcoming the Divorced and Remarried”

Brief description: From its earliest history, the Seventh-day Adventist church has grappled with the issues of divorce and remarriage. At times, the official positions of the church have seemed to have little grace for those judged to have erred. In their practical applications, however, the official positions of the church have displayed a wide range of differences. In our Adventist Forum discussion, we will explore biblical, historical, cultural, and pastoral factors that have influenced our church’s current approaches to divorce and remarriage.

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We are very happy to welcome Dr. Gerald Winslow back to our chapter. You may remember that two or three years ago he spoke about Adventists and abortion. This time I asked him to explore how the Adventist responses to divorce and remarriage has changed over time. Dr Winslow has been heavily involved with these two issues, as well as with other social and biological issues, for most of his adult life. He is an expert on these subjects who has had considerable impact on such issues. You will find this presentation surprising and important.

Gerald Winslow is the Director Emeritus of Loma Linda University’s Center for Christian Bioethics. He is also Research Professor of Religion in LLU’s School of Religion and the Founding Director of LLU’s Institute for Health Policy and Leadership. For over a decade he also served as a vice president in LLU’s health system. He received his undergraduate education at Walla Walla University and his MA degree at Andrews University. He earned his PhD from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. He has been a visiting scholar at Cambridge University, University of Virginia, and the University of Tübingen. For over fifty years, he has specialized in teaching and writing about ethics, especially biomedical ethics. His current work focuses on the intersection of social ethics and health policy. Professor Winslow is married to Dr. Betty Wehtje Winslow. The Winslows have two daughters, Lisa, who is a computer software engineer, and Angela, who is an occupational therapist.

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