2013 Summer Scripture Seminar
"This year’s summer scripture seminar, “Hard Sayings” in the Bible focuses on passages that are either difficult to translate and interpret, or that are easy to understand but difficult to put into practice, i.e., that simply require “too much” courage or risk for believers to take seriously."
Sunday June 23-28, 2013
Sun/Mon, June 23-24 Mark Smith, M.T.S., Ph. D.
1) “Thinking about God: The Bodies of God in the Hebrew Bible” 2) “The Love and Anger of God in the Hebrew Bible” 3) “The Sexuality of God in the Hebrew Bible”
Mon/Tues, June 24-25 Anathea Portier-Young, M.A.B.L., Ph.D.
1) “‘Between Apocalypse & a Saint’s Life: Interpreting Old Greek Daniel” 2) “True Confessions: Monotheism in the Theology of Old Greek Daniel” 3) “Prayer Amid the Flames: Liturgy in Daniel 3, the Prayer of Azariah, and the Song of the Three Young Men”
Tues/Wed, June 25-26 Maria Pascuzzi, C.S.J., S.S.L., S.T.D.
1) “Did Paul Condemn Homosexuality?” 2) “Women, Woman and Paul” 3) “’And so all Israel will be saved.’ But who is Israel & How Will Israel be Saved?”
Wed/Thurs, June 26-27 Rev. Stephen Lampe, S.S.L., S.T.D.
1) “Are these the right words?” Hard sayings in the Gospels & the problem of the text 2) “What is that supposed to mean?” Hard sayings in the Gospel & problems in logic context & meaning 3) “How can anyone believe that?” Hard sayings in the Gospels & their contemporary reception
Thurs, June 27 p.m. Rt. Rev. Vincent Bataille, O.S.B., M.A., M.Ed.
“Hard Sayings in the Bible—a Spiritual Look”
Fri, June 28 a.m. Rev. Lawrence Dowling, D.Min.
"Hard Sayings in the Bible—a Pastoral Look”
Fri, June 28 a.m. Catherine Sims, M.Div.
"Hard Sayings in the Bible- a Catechetical Look"
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