Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Ongoing Professional Education series - January, 2006

Prophets - Mural inspired by John Singer Sargent - www.bostonyouthzone.com

Prophets: The Call, The Challenge,
The Commitment

A 3-part series for professional ministers

Session 1: January 26, 2006, 9:00a - 12:00p
Session 2: February 2, 2006, 9:00a - 12:00p
Session 3: February 9, 2006, 9:00a - 12:00p

Church of the Transfiguration, 4325 Jarvis Avenue, San José

Session 1 – What is a Prophet? Contemporary research in biblical studies has begun to challenge some of our common assumptions and previous notions about these biblical figures. Moreover, recent studies suggest new ways the prophet becomes a relevant and challenging model for expanding notions of ministry in our global church.

Dr. Gina Hens-Piazza is Professor of Biblical Studies at the Jesuit School of Theology and the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. She received her MA in Biblical Studies from Vanderbilt University and her PhD from Union Theological Seminary in New York City. The Deuteronomistic History and the Prophets has been a particular focus of her teaching and writing. She is the author of four books and just completed a commentary on the two books of Kings (forthcoming by Abingdon Press). She has written numerous articles that address topics of biblical justice, ministry, and the role of biblical women as well as serves on the editorial board for the Catholic Biblical Quarterly. Dr. Hens-Piazza lives in the Bay Area with her husband and two children.

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