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Spring Shapiro Lecture-Recent Christian Theologies of Judaism: A Jewish Response

When

STARTS: Monday, March 19, 2012 at 4:00 PM
ENDS: Monday, March 19, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Where
5416 S. Cornell Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60615 (see map)
Second Floor
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Cost
Free
Parking
Complimentary parking available in the CTU garage.
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Winter Shapiro Lecture-A Common Word: Jewish Reflections

When

STARTS: Monday, February 20, 2012 at 4:00 PM
ENDS: Monday, February 20, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Where
5416 S. Cornell Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60615 (see map)
Second Floor
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Cost
Free
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Complimentary parking available in the CTU garage.
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Fall Shapiro Lecture-“Faith on the Altar: Abraham's Near-Sacrifice of Isaac in Jewish Thought” Dr. Devorah Schoenfeld

When

STARTS: Monday, November 7, 2011 at 4:00 PM
ENDS: Monday, November 7, 2011 at 6:00 PM

Where
5416 S. Cornell Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60615 (see map)
Second Floor
Details

The intensely troubling story of Abraham's near-sacrifice of Isaac has been central in Jewish thought and biblical interpretation. Jewish thinkers in ancient, medieval and modern times have used this story to think about questions like the meaning and purpose of sacrifice, the nature of Divine mercy, and even to call into question God's justice.  This lecture will show how midrashic and medieval interpretation made this story a Jewish one, deeply connected to Jewish ritual, practice, history and hope.

Cost
Free
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Complimentary parking available in the CTU garage.
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Spring Shapiro Lecture: "Jesus, the Christ for All? A Judaic Perspective on Christology"

When

STARTS: Monday, April 4, 2011 at 4:00 PM
ENDS: Monday, April 4, 2011 at 6:00 PM

Where
5416 S. Cornell Ave, Chicago, IL 60615 (see map)
Second Floor, 210 b&c
Details

On two previous occasions (Berlin, 1994, and Nashville, 2000), Prof. Jacobs addressed the question of Christology in relation to the Holocaust/Shoah, both of which have since been published.   Though alluded to in both, neither presentation nor published versions addressed the one remaining question which remains at the heart of the Jewish-Christian dialogue, namely “Who is this Christ in relation to the Jews?”  This lecture will examine the concept of Christology from a Judaic perspective in an attempt to answer the following questions:

Cost
Free
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Catholics on Call Chicago Reunion

When

STARTS: Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 2:00 PM
ENDS: Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 8:00 PM

Where
5416 S. Cornell Ave., Chicago, IL 60615 (see map)
Details

The reunion will give past Catholics on Call participants the opportunity to further reflect on their summer experience and to catch up with friends who live in the area. There will be time for prayer and liturgy, input and discussion.

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Winter Shapiro Lecture: "The Love Commandment: A Jewish Perspective"

When

STARTS: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 4:00 PM
ENDS: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 6:00 PM

Where
5416 S. Cornell Ave., Chicago, 60615 (see map)
Second Floor, 210 b&c
Details

This lecture examines Hebraic and later Jewish understandings of the love commandment as first set down in Leviticus 19:18. It explores several questions. What is the meaning of the commandment in its biblical context? How was it interpreted in the later rabbinic tradition? And how do its interpretations and applications compare with those found in the New Testament? We will see that these questions yield complex answers and significant disagreements, but the disagreements within each tradition, Judaism and Christianity, are greater than the disagreements between them.

Cost
Free
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Peace Groove 2010

When

Friday, November 12, 2010 at 6:30 PM

Where
Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. Randolph Street, Chicago, 60601 (see map)
GAR Hall and Rotunda
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Peace Groove is the annual gathering of friends and supporters of the Peacebuilders Initiative, a program of the Bernardin Center at Catholic Theological Union.  Since 2001, more than 400 youth from the Chicagoland area have participated in this innovative program, which prepares youth for active leadership roles in peacemaking and reconciliation.  They bring the theology and ministry they experience back to their schools, neighborhoods, and parishes through student-led peace projects.

Cost
$100 per person
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The U.S. Catholic Church: The Challenge of Communion Conference

When

STARTS: Thursday, November 4, 2010 at 8:30 AM
ENDS: Friday, November 5, 2010 at 12:30 PM

Where
DePaul University and Catholic Theological Union (see map)
Details

All are invited to participate in a two-day conference on Thursday, November 4, and Friday, November 5, sponsored by the Catholic Common Ground Initiative of the Bernardin Center at Catholic Theological Union and the Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology at DePaul University.

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Fall Shapiro Lecture

When

STARTS: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 4:00 PM
ENDS: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 10:00 PM

Where
5416 S. Cornell Ave., Chicago, IL 60615 (see map)
Second Floor, 210 b&c
Details

Amidst a struggle against extremists in various communities, religious diversity and the need for coexistence are among the central features of life in modern society. Can contemporary Jews develop a theology of other religions that is both faithful to the Jewish tradition and respectful towards the beliefs and practices of others? What resources exist that could inform such an approach? 

Cost
Free
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