Intended Audience: Any lover of Sacred Scripture.
For general information on the Summer Scripture Seminar click here.
“Hard Sayings in the Bible” June 23 - 28, 20
Mark Smith, M.T.S., Ph.D. (Sunday 6/23 pm/Monday 6/24 am)
Anathea Portier-Young, M.A.B.L., Ph.D. (Mon. 6/24 pm/Tues. 6/25 am)
Maria Pascuzzi, C.S.J., S.S.L., S.T.D. (Tues. 6/25 pm/Wed. 6/26 am)
Rev. Stephen Lampe, S.S.L., S.T.D. (Wed. 6/26 pm/Thurs. 6/27 am)
Rt. Rev. Vincent Bataille, O.S.B., M.A., M.Ed. (Thursday 6/27 evening)
Rev. Laurence Dowling, D.Min. (Friday 6/28 Morning)
Catherine Sims, M.Div. (Friday 6/28 Morning)
Seminar begins Sunday evening and concludes Friday after lunch.
EARLY Registration: Payment must be received by May 14, 2013
Full Registration Form (use for full conference, whether overnight or commuter)
Partial Registrations also available. May attend by day, by speaker series or by individual lecture, or any combination with or without overnight stay. The full benefits of the seminar are enjoyed when attending meals and evening socials, which invite camaraderie and meaningful conversations with fellow attendees and speakers.
Partial Registration Form (choose by lecture or speaker - no early bird discount however discounts apply for 3 lectures)
2013 Schedule will be coming soon!
See the 2012 link below for the schedule format which remains consistent from year to year.
Each year, the Summer Scripture Seminar assembles a faculty from among the best biblical exegetes and theologians to lead the program. Faculty are drawn from USML, the several theological faculties in Chicago and from universities across the USA. When you attend the Summer Scripture Seminar, you will hear from scholars who literally “wrote to book” on contemporary scholarship. In the coming seminar, we welcome the following scholars as presenters:
Bios for 2013 Summer Scripture Speakers
Mark Smith is the Skirball Professor of Bible and Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University. His research interest include the history of Israelite and ancient Near Eastern religion as well as that narrative literature of the Hebrew Bible and West Semitic texts. Among his publications is a work on Exodus for the New Collegeville Bible Commentary.
Anathea E. Portier-Young is Associate Professor of Old Testament at Duke School of Divinity. She received her Ph.D. from Duke University. She is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature and the Catholic Biblical Association of America. Her book, Apocalypse Against Empire: Theologies of Resistance in Early Judaism, was published in 2010.
Sr. Maria Pascuzzi is a sister of St. Joseph and dean of the School of Theology and Ministry at St. Thomas University in Miami. She earned her S.S.L. from the Pontifical Biblical Institute and her S.T.D. from the Pontifical Gregorian University. Her research interests include early Christianity and the letters of Paul. Sr. Pascuzzi is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature and the Catholic Biblical Association of America.
Rev. Stephen J. Lampe is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee. He is a priest of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. He earned his S.S.L. at the Pontifical Biblical Institute and his S.T.D. at the Pontifical Gregorian University. Among his research interests are the connection between biblical texts and contemporary values as well as how lectio divina can be used in faith formation.
Rt. Rev. Vincent Bataille, O.S.B.
Rev. Lawrence Dowling, D.Min.
Catherine Sims, M.Div.
“Summer Scripture Seminar is the perfect combination of erudition, stimulation, relaxation, pastoral sharing, spiritual renewal, and even physical exercise.
My time at Mundelein is like an Emmaus trek with Jesus, and my heart burns with joy and insight the rest of the year.
Your hospitality invites, your grounds and buildings enchant, your vision inspires. I thank you each year….”
“I love the conversations at the table and in the living room. The camaraderie is worth the price of admission.”
“The Summer Scripture Seminar presents a week of Biblical experts on a themed topic that year after year exceeds my expectations. It truly gives strength to my faith, food for the soul and a pure and lasting source for my spiritual life.”
“This is an intellectual banquet. The rich ideas are accompanied by the convictions and enthusiasm of the speakers as well.”
“An indispensable aid to me in refocusing myself and my ministry in rediscovering my rootedness in the revealed Word of God and in opening new perspectives on Scriptures which I have allowed to become stale.”