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Many of the questions directed my way after the publication of Rabbi Jesus have involved chronology. As I continue to work through the letter I mentioned last time, I see that several of its concerns are also chronological. Here I identify some principles discussed in a detailed treatment that is available elsewhere (Historical Knowledge in Biblical Antiquity). They are designed to provide anyone interested with chronological orientation in the study of Jesus. (Click here to continue)


Many members and friends of the Institute have begun e-mailing us their events. We've created a page for these that you can view. (click here for details)

If you would like to share news of your organizations events with fellow members and friends of the IAT, e-mail the details to iat@bard.edu.


IAT Spring Conference

A detailed schedule and registration form for the three-day conference, The Golden Rule in the Religions of the World (April 15-17), is available. There is no charge to attend, but preregistration is requested. (Click here for details)

During the three-day April conference on the "Golden Rule in the Religions of the World," the Institute would welcome volunteers to help greet people during the sessions and also help guide participants around campus. Please advise if you would also be able to help, by e-mailing iat@bard.edu or calling the office at 845-758-7279. Thank you!

If you would like to renew your membership online, please visit the website www.bard.edu/giving and note that this is for IAT membership. Or if you prefer to mail in your renewal, a printable form is located online, just click here for further information (see column below for additional member benefits).


For those of you who would like to read and research reference materials of the 1st-century, the Center for James will be open on Monday afternoons from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. The Center is located in the basement of Village Dorm A. Please e-mail Rebecca Fanning to confirm at  rf822@bard.edu.


Let us know if there are any topics of interest you would like to share or, indeed, hear more about in this format. Please e-mail your comments and suggestions to iat@bard.edu.

Please feel free to forward this e-mail to any friends who you think may find it of interest.

Please e-mail your suggestions to iat@bard.edu.

Note: The graduate seminar with Bruce Chilton offered by Wisdom University previously posted here has been postponed. Once rescheduled we will send out notice to everyone. Thank you for your interest.  
Bard Chaplaincy

Join the Bard Chaplaincy in the Chapel of the Holy Innocents on Sundays at 11:00 a.m., for Catholic Mass at Bard College, a celebration that brings together people of diverse backgrounds, hopes and life experiences; and  Evensong-- a multitude of candles, a celebration of light--offered every Sunday evenings at 7:00 p.m. Shabbat Services are offered on Fridays at 6:30 p.m. in Beit Shalom-Salaam (basement of Village Dorm A).

Good Friday Service

March 21 at 12 noon in the Chapel of the Holy Innocents.

Associated with the College since the founding of St John the Evangelist in 1874, this church regularly welcomes students, staff, and faculty of Bard as well as members of the IAT--Sunday services: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.; Healing Service with anointing every Wednesday at noon.

This spring the Institute offers a three-day conference exploring the way the Golden Rule is interpreted in world religions. Organized by Professors Chilton and Neusner, the conference is begins on Tuesday, April 15, through Thursday, April 17.(more)

Special Discounts Available for
IAT Members
Bard's Stevenson Library offers IAT members a 20% discount of the annual Community Membership. Just present your 2008 IAT member card at the information desk to receive this discount.
Current IAT members may receive a discount from selected programs at Miriam's Well. For additional information and discounted registration, e-mail info@miriamswell.org.

Mirabai of Woodstock offers current IAT members a 10% discount on all purchases (excluding workshop fees). Mirabai is located at 23 Mill Road in Woodstock. See current events at Mirabai.





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