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Georgian Court’s Biblical Institute Offers In-Depth Spiritual Study

Lakewood, N.J., May 20, 2009—Georgian Court University will hold its annual Biblical Institute from June 21 to June 25 in the Little Theatre on the university’s Lakewood campus. This institute offers a unique opportunity for continuing education and enrichment in both the Old and New Testaments. Priests, deacons, lay ecclesial ministers, religious, and any interested student of the Bible will enjoy the format and find this learning experience rewarding.

The Biblical Institute is a five-day program that will include daily lectures exploring in detail both selected Letters of Paul and the Torah. Each day will conclude with a prayer service. Undergraduate and graduate credits and CEUs (continuing educational units) are available.

The cost is $350 per person, which includes a welcome reception, daily lecture sessions, lunch, and refreshment breaks. Overnight accommodations on campus are offered upon request for an additional fee; single and double rooms are available. To register or for complete itinerary and accommodation information, contact the Office of Conferences and Special Events at 732.987.2263 or Payment in full is due at the time of registration, which must be completed by June 1.

Selected Letters of Paul
Judith Schubert, RSM, Ph.D., GCU professor of religious studies and theology, a biblical scholar and author, will introduce you to the person of Paul and guide you through the Letters of Paul, which contributed so greatly to the early Church’s understanding of Jesus. Dr. Schubert has just recently released The Gospel of John: Question by Question. The book, published by Paulist Press, is the latest in the “Question by Question” Bible study commentaries.

Torah: A Spiritual Journey
James Bridges, Ph.D., GCU lecturer in religious studies and a highly regarded speaker throughout the Diocese of Trenton, will guide students in breaking open the Torah (Pentateuch), highlighting its major themes of creation and covenant.

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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