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Weekly Non-Credit Course: "The Prophets and Christian Prayer"

May 21 6–8pm
Gavin House
1220 E 58th St.
Chicago, IL 60637
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Paul Mankowski, SJLumen Christi Institute

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6:00 Dinner | 6:30 Lecture

This weekly non-credit course is open to current students and faculty. Registrants are free to attend as many sessions as they choose. Sessions do not presuppose previous attendance or prior knowledge of the subject.

In its broadest sense, biblical prophecyin both the Old and New Testamentsincludes the activities and utterances of seers, dreamers, ecstatics, diviners, mystics, and declaimers of unmediated divine discourse: oracles, instruction, admonition, consolation.  This course will examine literary and non-literary prophecy as a supernaturally accomplished conduit of God's will, along with the various instruments by which that will is communicated.  In addition, we will look at the ways in which prophetic action and discourse shaped the contemplative and liturgical life of the early Church, as well as the prayer of the later centuries. 

April 9 | Introduction to Biblical Prophecy

April 16 | Amos & Hosea & the nəbîʾîm

April 23 | Isaiah

April 30 | Jeremiah

May 7 | Elijah & Elisha

May 14 | Ezekiel & Daniel

May 21 | New Testament Prophets & Prophecy


Paul Mankowski, SJ, is the Scholar-in-Residence at the Lumen Christi InstituteA native of South Bend, Indiana, and a member of the Society of Jesus, he has an A.B. from the University of Chicago, an M.A. from Oxford, and a PhD in Semitic Philology from Harvard University. He taught for many years at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome and has published in the areas of language, theology, and the biblical text.