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The Bible and Human Rights

The Bible and Human Rights

September 23

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Theology and Ministry Library, Auditorium - Room 113

ANNUAL LECTURE IN HONOR OF RICHARD J. CLIFFORD, S.J.
The Bible and Human Rights

Attend in person (space is limited, masks required) or virtually! 
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The Bible does not have a discourse of human rights, but it contributed to the development of such a discourse insofar as it shows a concern for the weaker members of society that is grounded in common humanity. Dr. John J. Collins, Holmes Professor of Old Testament Criticism and Interpretation, Yale University, discusses some of the ramifications of the biblical idea of justice, the love commandment in Leviticus and the New Testament, and the Pauline pronouncement that there is no longer Jew or Greek, slave or free, or male and female.
 

Please join Anne Marie Kitz and the STM community as we celebrate a special announcement in honor of Richard J. Clifford, S.J.
 

Sponsored by and generously supported by the Kitz Family

 

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Coping and Hoping with the Help of Jeremiah      

Coping and Hoping with the Help of Jeremiah      

September 30

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Theology and Ministry Library, Auditorium - Room 113

Coping and Hoping with the Help of Jeremiah

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The book of Jeremiah is set during a period of instability and impending exile, highlighting many of the difficulties surrounding war and destruction. However, there are also reflections on hope, restoration, and renewal. In this presentation, Dr. Jaime L. Waters, Associate Professor of Catholic Studies, DePaul University, explores Jeremiah in light of the complex challenges of the past year, revealing ways that the book offers insights for responding to and persevering through difficult circumstances.

Sponsored by STM.

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Promoting a New Yes to Life: Religious Education Amidst the Decline in Religious Affiliation

Promoting a New Yes to Life: Religious Education Amidst the Decline in Religious Affiliation

October 07

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Theology and Ministry Library, Auditorium - Room 113

SIXTH ANNUAL STM RELIGIOUS EDUCATION LECTURE:

Promoting a New Yes to Life: Religious Education Amidst the Decline in Religious Affiliation                    

Attend in person (space is limited, masks required) or virtually! 
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Catholicism and other religious traditions in the USA are struggling with a decline in religious affiliation, especially among younger generations. Dr. Thomas Beaudoin, Professor of Religion, Fordham University, discusses why and how might religious education work creatively to foster a new yes to life as the religious landscape changes under our feet.

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The Legacy of Oscar Romero: Conversion, Prophecy, and Martyrdom  

The Legacy of Oscar Romero: Conversion, Prophecy, and Martyrdom  

October 14

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Theology and Ministry Library, Auditorium - Room 113

The Legacy of Oscar Romero: Conversion, Prophecy, and Martyrdom

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Dr. O. Ernesto Valiente, Associate Professor of Systemic Theology, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, revisits the life and ministry of Archbishop Romero 40 years after he was shot and killed as he celebrated Mass in a hospital in San Salvador. The presentation enlists the most recent research to examine the prophetic ministry and liberating legacy of the Salvadoran martyr, who was canonized in October 2018.

Sponsored by STM

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Ancient Interpretations of Job 

Ancient Interpretations of Job 

October 21

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Theology and Ministry Library, Auditorium - Room 113

Ancient Interpretations of Job    

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This presentation discusses ancient Jewish interpretations of the figure of Job. Dr. Angela Kim Harkins, Associate Professor of New Testament, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, explores how ancient readers sought to better understand Job and the people who knew him best, namely his wife and children, through various interpretations that link the figure of Job to the book of Genesis.

Sponsored by STM and Center for Christian-Jewish Learning.

"For Freedom Christ has Freed You": The Paradoxical Character of Christian Liberty      

"For Freedom Christ has Freed You": The Paradoxical Character of Christian Liberty      

October 28

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

"For Freedom Christ has Freed You": The Paradoxical Character of Christian Liberty

Free virtual event - register here

At a time when virtually all discourse has been swallowed up by politics, it is important to recover precisely what the New Testament means by "freedom." In this presentation, Dr. Luke Timothy Johnson, Robert W. Woodruff Professor Emeritus of New Testament and Christian Origins, Emory University, uses Paul's letters to the Romans, Galatians, and Corinthians to examine the paradoxical nature of Christian slavery and freedom, and proposes the New Testament teaching as a measure for the discernment of some contemporary notions.
 

Sponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry

Robert W. Woodruff Professor Emeritus of New Testament and Christian Origins

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Living Faithfully With Mental Health Challenges: Why Theology Matters   

Living Faithfully With Mental Health Challenges: Why Theology Matters   

November 04

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

PYNE LECTURE ON MINISTRY WITH PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

Living Faithfully With Mental Health Challenges: Why Theology Matters

Free virtual event - register here                       

Beginning with the experience of Christians living with mental health challenges, this lecture develops an interdisciplinary dialogue within which different dimensions of the healing process, including the fields of psychiatry and psychology, can come together faithfully as we explore the theology and practice of mental health care. Dr. John Swinton, Professor in Pratical Theology and Pastoral Care, The University of Aberdeen, Scotland,  contemplates the impact of faith on the lives of the caregivers and those cared for as well as how all might become faithful and hospitable people who can learn to live well even in the most difficult of circumstances.

Sponsored by STM and generously supported by the Pyne Endowment Trust in memory of Professor Margaret E. Pyne, a lifelong advocate for persons with disabilities.

 

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