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Georgian Court Offers Summer Bible Institute for Personal Reflection

Lakewood, N.J., Apr. 28, 2010—Georgian Court University will hold its in-depth spiritual study June 20 to June 24 in the Little Theatre on the Lakewood campus. Priests, deacons, lay ecclesial ministers, religious, and interested Bible readers will delve into specific books presented by biblical scholars through daily lectures and periods for questions and reflections.

The Biblical Institute is a five-day program that explores in detail the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles in the morning and daily lectures on the prophetic last book, The Apocalypse, in the afternoon. The program will run daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and conclude each day with a prayer service. Undergraduate and graduate credits and CEUs (continuing educational units) are available.

If paid in full by May 1, the cost is $300 per person, which includes a welcome reception, the daily lecture session, lunch, and refreshment breaks. After May 1, the cost is $350. 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.

The Gospel of Luke
Judith Schubert, RSM, Ph.D., GCU professor of religious studies/theology, will guide participants in a discussion of the Gospel of Luke, the only gospel with a second volume, the Acts of the Apostles.

“I have the privilege of discussing this text in-depth with those that are particularly interested in it,” says Sister Judith. “Students, teachers, ministers and liturgical planners can interact together on the topics at hand and engage in biblical learning.”

Jim Bridges, Ph.D., GCU lecturer in religious studies, will lead the discussion on the grand drama of the Apocalypse, the subject of countless books, films, and tales, to uncover its original context and purpose, its history of interpretation, and its message for Christians in the 21st century.

“In the three years since Sister Judith and I launched the Biblical Institute, I have especially enjoyed our opportunities to interact with the participants during lunch and break times in a relaxed fashion, says Dr. Bridges. “These have proven to be great weeks, and I look forward to another wonderful experience.”

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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