01 Clifford Simone_STILL

October 25, 2018

Presenter: Richard J. Clifford, S.J., Respondent: Michael Simone, S.J., Moderator:  Thomas D. Stegman, S.J.

The Old Testament serves as more than mere background to the New, but is a constant reference point for the theology and narrative emerging in the Christian Scriptures.  The entire canon is unified by a principle of returning to remember origins, as a way of getting clarity on God’s working in the world.  An example of this is in the Exodus with its liberation, covenant, and blessing repeated in the ministry of Jesus par excellence.  The process of re-lecture, reading the traditional text in emerging contexts, in action as well as intellectually, continues in the Church today.

Richard J. Clifford, S.J., School of Theology and Ministry professor emeritus of Old Testament
Michael Simone, S.J., School of Theology and Ministry assistant professor of Old Testament
Thomas D. Stegman, S.J., School of Theology and Ministry dean and professor of New Testament