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The Book of Leviticus - March 2022

Join us for the next edition of the Book Club on Thursday, March 31, 2022, at 3:00 pm in Kendrick Library.  Our special guest speaker will be  Prof. Roger Cotton, the AGTS long-standing, top-notch expert on the Old Testament

We will be discussing The Book of Leviticus, which has strongly influenced Prof. Cotton's life and career. Recommended commentaries can be found in the EU Libraries: 

Sklar, Jay. Leviticus: an Introduction and Commentary. InterVarsity Press, 2014. 

Wenham, Gordon. The Book of Leviticus. W.B. Eerdmans, 1979.

In addition, find out how the first chapter of Leviticus was unearthed and deciphered!  Watch segments 10 and 12 from Dead Sea Scroll Detectives (2019) in Films on Demand database (you will need your log-in credentials if you access it from off-campus):

10. Synagogue of Ein Gedi (04:07)

12. Who forged the scrolls? (07:30)

 

Surrendered and Unafraid - March 2022

Join us for the next edition of the Book Club on Thursday, March 3, 2022 at 3:30 pm in Kendrick Library. 

Our guest speaker will be the EU President, Dr. Mike Rakes!

We will be discussing his latest book Surrendered and Unafraid: the Flourishing of Faith During Seasons of Suffering.

The book is available at the AGTS Library.

Bring your questions and enjoy socializing with friends and colleagues!

Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow - November 2021

Homo DeusJoin us for the resumed edition of the Book Club on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 3:30 pm in Kendrick Library. We will be discussing Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow - a New York Times bestseller by Yuval Noah Harari. Our special guest speaker will be Prof. Robert Berg!

Here is a speed summary of this thought-provoking book. 

"Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first century—from overcoming death to creating artificial life. It asks the fundamental questions: Where do we go from here? And how will we protect this fragile world from our own destructive powers? This is the next stage of evolution. This is Homo Deus."

The book is available at Kendrick Library

Religion and Social Justice - February 2020

Religion and Social JusticeJoin us for the next edition of the Book Club on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, at 3:00 pm, at the Kendrick Library.  We will be discussing religion and social justice based on  The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Religion and Social Justice, edited by Stanley Burgess and Michael Palmer.  Our distinguished speakers will be Prof. Stanley Burgess and Prof. Ruth Burgess.

This is the first publication to offer a comparative study of social justice for each of the major world religions, exploring viewpoints within Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Confucianism, put together by a team of distinguished scholars who provide a comprehensive and comparative account of social justice in the major religious traditions.

The book is available at the AGTS Library.