This Year's Program:
The Psalms in the Life of the Church
Presented by John Endres, S.J., Ph.D.
Professor of Sacred Scripture (Old Testament) at The Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University (Berkeley campus) California
John Endres, S.J. is Professor of Sacred Scripture at the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University (Berkeley campus). His teaching has focused on the Psalms, the Books of Chronicles, Intertestamental Literature and the Dead Sea Scrolls, Deuterocanonical books and Wisdom Literature. His latest book is 1 & 2 Chronicles (Liturgical Press, 2013). He served as President of the Catholic Biblical Association (2005-2006) and on the editorial boards of The Catholic Biblical Quarterly and The Journal of Biblical Literature. He has given many workshops on Psalms and helped direct retreats on the Psalms and particularly on Lament Psalms.
1. The Psalms and the Poor.
2. Psalms and the Liturgy.
3. The Spirituality of the Psalms.
4. Reading the Psalms in the Post-Shoah Era.
Death and Afterlife in the New Testament
Presented by Candida Moss, Ph.D.
Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity, The University of Notre Dame
Candida Moss is Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at The University of Notre Dame. An award-winning author, her first book, The Other Christs: Imitating Jesus in Ancient Christian Ideologies of Martyrdom (Oxford, 2010) was awarded the 2011 John Templeton Award for Theological Promise Her most recent books are The Myth of Persecution: How Early Christians Invented a Story of Martyrdom (HarperOne, 2013) and Ancient Christian Martrydom: Diverse Practices, Theologies and Traditions (Yale, 2012). She is currently working on a monograph on the resurrection of the body tentatively entitled “Heavenly Bodies: Resurrecting Perfection in Early Christianity” for Yale University Press and a commentary on Second Century Martyrdom Accounts for the Hermeneia Commentary series. She has consulted for, appeared in, and hosted documentaries for the National Geographic Channel, the History Channel, and the Discovery Channel and has lectured nationally and internationally at Yale, Duke, Emory, Columbia, University of Chicago, University of Oxford, University of Durham, Von Humboldt University in Berlin, to name a few.
1. With What Kinds of Body Do They Come? Paul and the Afterlife.
2. Angels in Heaven: Jesus, Gender, and the Resurrection of the Dead.
3. Rewards in Heaven: Matthew and the Heavenly Treasury.
4. Punishment and Reward in the Apocalypse of John.
The Church of the Poor in The Acts of the Apostles
Alan C. Mitchell, Ph. D. Associate Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins and Director of the Annual Institute on Sacred Scripture at Georgetown University
Alan C. Mitchell is Director of Tthe Reverend Joseph A. Fitzmyer, S.J. Institute on Sacred Scripture at Georgetown University since 2000, and Associate Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins at Georgetown University. He is the author of Hebrews for the Sacra Pagina series (Liturgical Press, 2007), winner of 2008 Catholic Press Association Book Award in Scripture. He has published articles on various New Testament topics and books such as, 1 Corinthians, Luke, Acts of the Apostles, and Hebrews in New Testament Studies, The Journal of Biblical Literature, Biblica and The Catholic Biblical Quarterly. He is the editor for books on Hebrews in the Religious Studies Review. He had served for eight years as a member of the Editorial Board of The Catholic Biblical Quarterly .
1. Luke’s Concern for the Poor.
2. Challenging the Reciprocity Ethic.
3. The Lucan View of Sharing Possessions.
4. The Church of the Poor in Acts of the Apostles.