For Immediate Release

Contact:Deborah Gilleran
732.987.2266
gillerand@georgian.edu

Georgian Court to Offer Presentation on Biblical Wisdom Women

Lakewood, N.J., Feb. 5, 2008—On Monday, February 25, at 7:00 p.m., join Georgian Court University for “Wisdom Women of the Hebrew Bible and New Testament,” an enlightening presentation on both the named and unnamed women of the Bible. The presentation will take place in the Little Theatre on GCU’s Lakewood campus.

The Bible has been influential in shaping the portrayal and roles of women for centuries. Judith Schubert, RSM, Ph.D., GCU professor of theology and religious studies and biblical scholar, and James Bridges, Ph.D., GCU lecturer in religious studies and member of the Graduate Theological Union, will shed light on the feminine wisdom tradition and explore some biblical women who have carried that tradition forward into the New Testament.

Included in the presentation will be biblical women such as Eve, Sarah, Deborah, and Ruth. The people of Israel sought out the wisdom of Deborah, a judge and prophetess, who accompanied her people to battle and victory. Ruth, a Moabite, chose to return to Israel with her mother-in-law, Naomi, after her husband died. Her statement to Naomi, “your God shall be my God,” was imbued with the wisdom of God. Ruth, a convert to the faith, became the grandmother of David and was named in the lineage of Jesus.

The presentation is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. For more information or for reservations, contact the Office of Conference and Special Events at 732.987.2263 or specialevents@georgian.edu.

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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