Rabbi Edwin Friedman was a colleague and student of Murray Bowen’s family systems theory. As a dynamic speaker and brilliant thinker, he applied systems theory to the lives of clergy and the work of congregational life. Although he adopted some of Bowen’s concepts taken from natural systems, he added his own ideas in distinctive ways. The two speakers will address their different perspectives about their similarities and differences in their ideas.
Carol P. Jeunnette, MDiv, PhD, Lutheran minister and a leader in the Voyageurs clergy group, and Anne S. McKnight, EdD, LCSW, Director of The Bowen Center. This lecture was recorded live at The Bowen Center in Washington, DC on February 1, 2018.