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Spring 2016 Lecture Series--The Cross in Scripture and Theology


STARTS: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 7:00 PM
ENDS: Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 8:00 PM

5416 S. Cornell Ave, Chicago, IL 60615 (see map)
2nd Floor, 210, unless otherwise noted

Fr. Robin Ryan, CP, Associate Professor of Systematic Theology
Fr. Donald Senior, CP, President Emeritus, Professor of New Testament Studies

The cross is the central symbol of the Christian faith. Yet the meaning of the cross has been interpreted in many different ways through the centuries, from a source of scandal to the “tree of life.” In this course, students will explore interpretations of the death of Jesus on the cross, including those found in the Pauline letters, the Gospels and other New Testament texts, the works of classic Christian thinkers, and the thought of contemporary theologians writing from a variety of perspectives. The goal of the course is to deepen students’ insight into the meaning of the death of Jesus and the symbol of the cross in Christian life, spirituality and preaching.

Cost: $15 per lecture; $150 for the entire series. All classes will be held in Room 210 (unless otherwise noted). Registration is strongly encouraged.

Click here to download the registration form, to be mailed in.

Click here to register online.

Click here to download the Series' flyer.

Feb 9 -
May 3
 K2018-1 Entire Series
Feb. 9K2018-2 General Introduction -- Crucifixion in the Ancient World
Feb. 16K2018-3 Pauline Theology of the Cross (I) -- Paschal Mystery
Feb. 23K2018-4 Pauline Theology of the Cross (II) -- Christian Life as "Cruciformity"
March 1K2018-5 The Passion Narratives in Mark and Matthew
March 8K2018-6 The Passion Narratives in Luke and John
Class held in Room 339
March 15K2018-7 Synthesis of New Testament Perspectives
March 22K2018-8 Soundings in the Tradition of Soteriology
March 29Reading Week -- No Class
April 5K2018-9 Jurgen Moltmann
April 12K2018-10 Edward Schillebeeckx
April 19K2018-11 Latin American Liberationist Theology: Jon Sobrino
Class held in Room 339
April 26K2018-12 Feminist Perspectives: Cynthia Crysdale and Elizabeth Johnson
May 3K2018-13 Asian and African Perspectives -- Course Reflections
$15 per lecture; $150 for the series