LIVING TRADITION: Were Not Our Hearts Burning
Dr. Dianne Bergant, CSA
3:00 pm, Friday, April 28, 2017
The road to Emmaus is a road that we all must travel, a road that leads from presumed assurance, through the ambiguity of faith, to service of others. This is particularly the case for those who minister in the throes of issues of life and death. This presentation will examine the Lukan account of this encounter with the Risen Christ, the Emmaus journeys of other biblical characters, and some of the implications the religious meaning of this tradition might have in our lives.
Dr. Dianne Bergant, CSA, is Carroll Stuhlmueller, CP Distinguished Professor Emerita of Biblical Studies at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, Illinois. She was President of the Catholic Biblical Association of America (2000-2001) and has been an active member of the Chicago Catholic/Jewish Scholars Dialogue for the past thirty years. For more than twenty-five years she has been the Old Testament book reviewer of The Bible Today, having been a member of the editorial board for twenty-five years. Five of these years she served as the magazine’s general editor. She wrote the weekly column The Word for America magazine (2002-2005), reflections that have now been published by Paulist Press. She has authored numerous articles and publications, including most recently: A New Heaven, A New Earth, (2016). She is currently working in the areas of biblical interpretation and biblical theology, particularly issues of peace, ecology and feminism.