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2/12/2015
Noted biblical archaeologist to give March Lux lecture

How were the motivations of First Century Jewish movements rooted in their responses to Greek and Roman authorities, and how did this shape the reaction of the Judeans to the ministry of Jesus? 

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Creighton University’s Dr. Nicolae Roddy will explore these questions, how they relate to the works and words of Jesus, and the important ways this context influences the Christian and Jewish faiths today, in the Lux Center’s March 10 lecture at Sacred Heart.

The lecture is open to the public free of charge, but advance registration is required by March 10. Register here.

“Jesus’ life and the Jewish response to his ministry are easily misunderstood if not seen in the context of the religious structures and political situation of the time,” Roddy notes. “Our work aims to shed new light on context of the day.”

Dr. Nicolae Roddy, an associate professor of theology at Creighton University, is a renowned archaeologist and a leading international authority on the historical context in which Jesus lived.

roddy digFor the past 18 years, he has served as co-director and area supervisor for the Consortium of the Bethsaida Excavations Project, an archaeological site located near the Sea of Galilee. Sacred Heart is a consortium member. Dr. Roddy also co-directs the Virtual World Project, a web-based virtual reality resource dedicated to archaeology, and serves as Senior Editor for JOCABS, the journal of Orthodox Center for the Advancement of Biblical Studies.

2 p.m. Sunday, March 15
The Lux Center at Sacred Heart Seminary
and School of Theology
7335 S. 108th St., Franklin, Wis. (Directions),
Registration by March 10
is required
for free admission.

The Lux Center at Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology is North America’s only seminary-based center for Catholic-Jewish studies. It provides public resources related to Catholic-Jewish dialogue, including this lecture. The Lux Center's work is made possible by the generosity of the U.S. Province of the Priests of the Sacred Heart, and many dedicated individuals. Anyone interest in joining them to support the Lux Center’s mission of Catholic-Jewish dialogue through events like this, and many other activities, may call 414-529-6966 for more information.

 


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