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GCU Offers Lecture on the Gospel of Luke & the Apocalypse

Lakewood, N.J., Feb. 3, 2010—Join Georgian Court religious studies and theology professors for a two-part lecture in GCU’s continuing Women of Witness series, which celebrates the lives and achievements of women of faith and influence in history and contemporary society. The lecture, “Women in the Gospel of Luke and the Apocalypse,” will take place on Thursday, February 18, at 7:00 p.m. in the Little Theatre on the Lakewood campus.

Judith Schubert, RSM, Ph.D., GCU professor of theology and religious studies, will focus on specific named and unnamed women in the Gospel of Luke. She will address their stories and explore how these ancient figures have the ability to inspire us today. James Bridges, Ph.D., GCU lecturer in religious studies, will discuss visions of women in the Apocalypse, including a brief look at Jezebel, the “woman clothed with the sun,” and the woman riding on the beast, a journey through the realm of metaphor and back again.

The lecture previews the two topics that will be covered in greater depth during GCU’s Biblical Institute 2010, a five-day program held annually in June. The institute, which will take place June 20–24, includes daily, in-depth lectures on these topics for priests, deacons, lay ecclesial ministers, and any interested students of the Bible.

The February 18 lecture is free and open to public; however, reservations are required by contacting the Office of Conferences and Special Events at 732.987.2263 or More information about the Biblical Institute is available in the Spring 2010 issue of GCU’s events publication, the Mosaic, which can be found online at

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 One Woodbridge Center in Woodbridge, at Coastal Communiversity in Wall, and at Cumberland County College in Vineland.

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