Dr. Patrick Ryan



Accepting acknowledgment from SHCY  - Sydney - June 27, 2019

Childhood and Youth Studies
King's University College
at Western University
266 Epworth Avenue
London, Ontario Canada
N6A 2M3

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Toll Free: 1-800-265-4406
Email: pryan2@uwo.ca


"Building Careers and the Future in SHCY," part of the Origins Project for SHCY Online, www.shcy.org, April 18, 2021.

Historical Prespective for the Covid-19 Pandemic: "Time drags when you expect it to end. Put otherwise: all apocalyptic prophecies tend, of necessity, to have a short half-life. As the designated date fails, as the elusive End-time recedes, the prophecy itself can be undermined. If not reinterpreted, it runs the risk of being discredited all together. Times are recalculated. Without ever arriving, fulfilment continues to loom. But in the ever expanding meanwhile, those committed to the message have to find a way to carry-on, to live their lives, to achieve a kind of day to day stability while retaining their commitment to a great and eminent change."
Paula Fredricksen, Paul: The pagans’ apostle