On Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at St. Joseph Chapel at Regis College, please join us as Dr. Marcie Lenk presents a lecture on “Families and Faith: Patterns in Biblical Motherhood.” Dr. Lenk will examine similarities and differences in the stories of women who experience miraculous births in Genesis, Judges, 1 Samuel, and Luke. She will explore the theological meanings of motherhood in the texts for a deeper understanding of motherhood, family, and faith.
This lecture has been graciously organized by Faith Issues Today, which is a continuous learning and Professional Development Series offered at Regis College. This series offers non-credit courses on scripture, church history, theology and its relevancy in today’s world.
This is a free event, but please register below!
Dr. Marcie Lenk has devoted her intellectual life and career to organizing educational programs and teaching Jews and Christians (and people of other faiths) to understand and appreciate the basic texts, ideas, history and faith of the other. She lives in Jerusalem, where she has served as the Academic Director of Bat Kol Christian Institute for Jewish Studies. She teaches patristics at the Studium Theologicum Salesianum at Ratisbonne Monastery, and Jewish and Christian texts at Ecce Homo Convent, and the Tantur Ecumenical Institute, and she served for six years as director of Christian leadership programs at the Shalom Hartman Institute.
She received her Ph.D. at Harvard University in 2010 with a dissertation entitled, The Apostolic Constitutions: Judaism and Anti-Judaism in the Construction of Christianity, and earned an M.T.S. from Harvard Divinity School, as well as an M.A. in Bible and B.A. in Mathematics and Jewish Studies from Yeshiva University. Dr. Lenk has lectured in Europe, Israel, and the United States, and has taught Early Christianity, Hebrew Bible, and Rabbinic Literature at institutions such as Boston University and City College of New York, as well as at Jewish and Christian seminaries in Israel and the United States.
*On request, a Certificate of Completion will be issued with a Professional Development Receipt.
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