The discussion includes whether human flourishing could be thought of in terms of living well within community rather than as a measurement of achievement, and what it means for people to be relational and interdependent.
A specialist in the work of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Dr McLaughlin introduces his concept of limitation in relation to the dependency of Adam and Eve on each other and on God in the Genesis creation narratives.
She also clarifies the idea of limitation as a fundamental aspect of being human as opposed to specific limitations which can be overcome and are sometimes imposed on others by society, as illuminated by the work of Dr Debbie Creamer.
Dr McLaughlin is Programme Leader for the Theology, Imagination and Culture programmes at Sarum College.
Regent College in Vancouver British Columbia was founded in 1968 as the first graduate school of theology in North America to make education of the laity its central focus.