You're Invited: Msgr. John Meier Presents 'Unfashionable Views on the Parables of Jesus'

In the fifth installment of "The Living Word" lecture series, University of Notre Dame scholar and author Msgr. John P. Meier will present "Unfashionable Views on the Parables of Jesus."

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 6:30pm

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America Bible Society

1865 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

Reception to follow.

The event is free and open to the public. Please respond by May 15 to Margaret Sarci: msarci@americanbible.org

Born in the Bronx, N.Y., Prof. John P. Meier received his B.A. in philosophy from St. Joseph Seminary, Yonkers, N.Y., his License in Theology from the Gregorian University in Rome, and his Doctorate in Sacred Scripture from the Biblical Institute in Rome.

He has served as professor biblical studies at St. Joseph Seminary, Dunwoodie; at the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.; and from 1998 as the William K. Warren Jr. Professor in Theology at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana. He has been both associate and general editor of the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, an associate editor of New Testament Studies, and the president of the Catholic Biblical Association.

Prof. Meier is the author of ten volumes. His major work (so far in four volumes), A Marginal Jew: Rethinking the Historical Jesus, has been translated into French, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese. A fifth volume in the series, Probing the Authenticity of the Parables, is due to be published by Yale University Press in late fall of 2015. He was appointed a Prelate of Honor (Monsignor) by Pope John Paul II in 1995, and was one of the major speakers at a symposium in honor of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, held at the Vatican in 2013. 

 
 
“The Living Word: Scripture in the Life of the Church,” is a two-year, multi-platform project in collaboration with American Bible Society aimed at promoting deeper engagement with the Bible. Through this unprecedented partnership, America and American Bible Society will examine how the church can more fully realize the conciliar vision of a more biblically literate and personally engaged Catholic population and will model that engagement through the inventive use of 21st century social communications. “The Living Word” project will include commissioned articles in print and online, Web-only content such as blogs, podcasts and videos and live events to connect authors and readers across all platforms. 
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