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This spring the Rev. Dr. Bruce Chilton presents a series of lectures on the topic, "Prophecy, Social Justice, and the Vision of God." These will meet on Wednesdays, February 13 through March 12. The luncheon will begin at 12 noon in the multipurpose room of the Bertelsmann Campus Center, followed by the lecture at 12:30 p.m. There is no charge to attend only the lecture, however the luncheon does require reservations in advance and the cost is $12 for IAT members or $14.

If you would like to preregister, e-mail iat@bard.edu or call 845-758-7279.

Download the notes from each lecture (in pdf format) by clicking the date(s) below or you may visit the website (www.bard.edu/iat/publications) to view these as well as those from past years.

Week one, Prophecy, Social Justice, and the Vision of God: 13 February 2008

Week two, Ezekiel and the Second Isaiah: 20 February 2008

Week three, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi: 27 February 2008

Week four, Prophecy after the Prophets: 5 March 2008

Week five, Paul and the Prophets: 12 March 2008


View notes from the 2007 Lenten series, "Prophetic Practice in Ancient Israel."

To purchase dvd or audio recordings of the lectures, visit Fred Cartier's The Services.

Click here for reviews of his recent book, Abraham’s Curse: The Roots of Violence in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

For information about the Cambridge Companion to the Bible, ed. Bruce Chilton, including discount order form, click here.

Bruce Chilton (Ph.D. from Cambridge, 1976) is a scholar of early Christianity and Judaism. He wrote the first critical commentary on the Aramaic version of Isaiah (The Isaiah Targum, 1987), as well as academic studies that analyze Jesus in his Judaic context (A Galilean Rabbi and His Bible, 1984; The Temple of Jesus, 1992; Pure Kingdom, 1996). He has taught in Europe at the Universities of Cambridge, Sheffield, and Münster, and in the United States at Yale University (as the first Lillian Claus Professor of New Testament) and Bard College. Currently Bernard Iddings Bell Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Bard, he also directs the College’s Institute of Advanced Theology. Throughout his career, he has been active in the pastoral ministry of the Anglican Church, and is rector of the Church of St. John the Evangelist in Barrytown, New York. Abraham’s Curse: The Roots of Violence in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, his most recent book, is released this month; his other books include Rabbi Jesus: An Intimate Biography (2000), Redeeming Time: The Wisdom of Ancient Jewish and Christian Festal Calendars (2002), RabbiPaul: An Intellectual Biography (2004), Mary Magdalene: A Biography (2005), and, as general editor, The Cambridge Companion to the Bible (2007).


Photo courtesy, Fred Cartier, The Services.