Winter 2013: Sacred Dialogue

Interpreting and Embodying Sacred Texts Across Traditions

In the winter quarter, the 2012-2013 Bannan Institute will engage in an extended process of storytelling.  Lectures and events will explore the public significance of sacred texts from diverse contexts and traditions, including the Hebrew Bible, the Christian Scriptures, the Qur'an, the Bhagavata Purana, various Buddhist sutras, and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This winter series will also highlight the multiple ways in which sacred texts make meaning in the public sphere, through narrative, critical analysis, illuminations, communal and personal interpretation, electronic media, proclamation, art, and interreligious engagement.

Visio Divina

Reflecting on the Word through the Saint John’s Bible

by Faculty/Staff Lenten Reflection |

February 15 - March 22, 2013 | 12:00-1:15 PM
Sobrato Seminar Room, Sobrato Hall

As part of the 2012-2013 Bannan Institute, the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education is hosting a Faculty/Staff Lenten Reflection Series using illuminations from the Saint John's Bible.  This series will run for six weeks on successive Fridays during Lent, beginning the Friday after Ash Wednesday and concluding the Friday before Good Friday.  

Each week, the group will gather with a simple lunch (vegetarian soup) and reflect together on Lenten scriptures, using illuminations from the Saint John's Bible.  Copies of illuminations from the Saint John's Bible will be provided for all participants.

Reflection sessions will be co-facilitated by Rob Scholla, S.J. and Theresa Ladrigan-Whelpley of the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education.  This series is open to SCU faculty, staff, administrators, and graduate students.  Registration required; scholarships available.

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