Saint John’s School of Theology and Seminary continues its celebration of Vatican Council II and its affirmation of ecumenism with an exploration of Dei Verbum — the Church’s Constitution on Divine Revelation. Come explore the way in which Vatican II’s approach to scripture has made the work of ecumenism and the shared exploration of scripture an area for agreement and common ground between Catholics and other Christians.
Keynote speaker Dr. Harold W. Attridge, dean of Yale Divinity School from 2002 to 2012, has made scholarly contributions to New Testament exegesis and to the study of Hellenistic Judaism and the history of the early Church. His publications include Essays on John and Hebrews, Hebrews: A Commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews, First-Century Cynicism in the Epistles of Heraclitus, The Interpretation of Biblical History in the Antiquitates Judaicae of Flavius Josephus, Nag Hammadi Codex I: The Jung Codex, and The Acts of Thomas, as well as numerous book chapters and articles in scholarly journals. He has edited twelve books, including, with Dale Martin and Jürgen Zangenberg, Religion, Ethnicity and Identity in Ancient Galilee; and The Religion and Science Debate: Why Does It Continue? Professor Attridge is the general editor of the HarperCollins Study Bible Revised Edition (2006). He has been an editorial board member of Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Harvard Theological Review, Journal of Biblical Literature, Novum Testamentum, and the Hermeneia commentary series. He has been active in scholarly organizations, including the Society of Biblical Literature, which he served as president in 2001, and the Catholic Biblical Association, of which he was president in 2012. Professor Attridge is a fellow of Saybrook College. A.B. Boston College; B.A., M.A. University of Cambridge (Marshall Scholar); Ph.D. Harvard University (Junior Fellow, Society of Fellows).
This lecture is part of a full-day event—Vatican II + Ecumenism, part IV. This series of five events is focused on the five key documents of the Vatican Council II. For more information or to register for this event, visit www.vaticanIItalks.org
Cosponsored by the School of Theology and Seminary.