For Immediate Release

Contact: Deborah Gilleran

Women of Witness Program Continues at Georgian Court University

Program Highlights Women of the Torah and the Letters of Paul

Lakewood, N. J., Jan. 21, 2008—On Wednesday, February 11, at 7:00 p.m., Georgian Court University professors will discuss the wisdom women of the Torah and in the letters of St. Paul. Part of the continuing Women of Witness series, the program highlights the lives and achievements of women of faith and influence in history and contemporary society. The program will be held in the Little Theatre on the Lakewood campus and is open to the public; admission is free but reservations are required.

Judith Schubert, RSM, Ph.D., GCU professor of theology and religious studies, is a biblical scholar and recently published author on the Gospel of John. James Bridges, Ph.D., a lecturer in religious studies, is a member of the Graduate Theological Union, a consortium of nine independent schools of theology encouraging ecumenical and interfaith dialogue among its students. Together these two professors continue to introduce biblical themes to help believers in their quest to better know and understand their faith.

Both professors will explore biblical women who have carried feminine wisdom and tradition forward from Old to New Testament. This program is a preview of a longer program, the Georgian Court Biblical Institute, to be offered in June. Priests, deacons, lay ministers, and interested readers of the Bible will be rewarded with an enjoyable learning experience.

“Women in the early Pauline history of the Church shared in Paul’s ministry to the Gentiles. Women opened their homes to and offered places for persons interested in learning more about this new way of life,” says Dr. Schubert. “With Paul, these women led their communities in prayer and worship.”

For more information, or to make reservations, please contact the Office of Conferences and Special Events at 732.987.2263 or

Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts core and a special concern for women. A forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, Georgian Court serves over 3,000 students of all faiths and backgrounds in a residential Women's College and a coeducational University College with undergraduate and graduate programs. Georgian Court's main campus is located at 900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, N.J., on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, now named a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court also offers classes at its site at 90 Woodbridge Center Drive in Woodbridge, at Coastal Communiversity in Wall, and at Cumberland County College in Vineland.

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