Annunal Lecture in Honor of Richard J. Clifford, S.J.

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The Bible and Human Rights TNail

September 23, 2021

Presenter:  John J. Collins, Ph.D.

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. Collins 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.

Sponsored and generously supported by the Kitz Family

John J. Collins, Holmes Professor of Old Testament Emeritus, Yale Divinity School