Weekly Non-Credit Course: "The Prophets and Christian Prayer"
Chicago, IL 60637
Paul Mankowski, SJLumen Christi Institute
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 prophecy—in both the Old and New Testaments—includes 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 Institute. A 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.