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


March 16, 2023

Presenter:  Andrew R. Davis

The presentation discusses in detail the sometimes overlooked contribution of the Old Testament to a Christian understanding of mercy. Hebrew is not the only ancient language to link mercy to a specific body part ("guts" in Greek and "heart" in Latin), but its connection between "mercy" (raḥamim) and "womb" (reḥem) offers a unique perspective on the gift of mercy we receive from God and are called to share with others.

Sponsored and generously supported by the Kitz Family.

Andrew R. Davis, associate professor of Old Testament, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry