Passover and Easter are both feasts about the journey from slavery to freedom. This course will explore both feasts from the perspective of Jewish and Christian traditions. John’s Gospel is the primary text of the course. Focus will be on the complexity of the Passion narratives and the difficult texts related to Jews and Judaism. Other Jewish and Christian sources will include: Exodus, Psalms, Liturgical texts. Students will participate in the festivals of Passover and Holy Week/Easter and visit sites relevant to the programme.
ABOUT THE CENTER FOR BIBLICAL FORMATION
Biblical formation is at the heart of the life and ministry of the Congregation of Notre Dame de Sion. The Centre for Biblical Formation in Jerusalem offers programs of study centred on the Word of God: drawing on Jewish sources and tradition; visiting sites related to the biblical text; reflecting on relevant Church Documents; and engaging with the peoples of the Land.
As a participant at the Centre you will have the unique opportunity to study, contemplate and pray with the biblical text in the Land so central to its composition. You will be part of an international, ecumenical community exposed to the best of contemporary Christian and Jewish scholarship. Living in this bustling and cosmopolitan city, central to Jews, Christians and Muslims you will begin to appreciate the religious, cultural and political complexity that is Jerusalem.
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