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Cambridge University Press Publishes The Cambridge Companion to the Bible, Bruce Chilton, general editor

"The Cambridge Companion to the Bible was a remarkable contribution when it was first released in 1997, which only
makes the achievements of this thoroughly updated Second Edition all the more impressive."--Desmond Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town (more . . .)

Bruce Chilton and Andrew Harvey lead a 3 day seminar in Guelph, Canada, this January on the topic, "Teachings and Sacraments of the Divine Feminine." Explore and experience the gifts of Mary Magdalene and Mother Mary with scholars and experts in this wisdom. (details . . .)

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. Thank you!


Having studied the religious diversity of our area, students from Kristen Scheible's class, present their research on world religions in the Hudson Valley. Their presentations are modeled on a template engineered by the Pluralism Project (headquartered at Harvard University). Friday, December 21, from 9:00 a.m. to noon, Preston Hall, For additional information, call 845-758-7207 or e-mail scheible@bard.edu. (About the Religion Program)


For those of you who are interested in viewing the 2008 Trinity conference, you may do so via your computer and logging on to their website. Or, if you prefer, the IAT has arranged to have this broadcast at the College, at the request of IAT member, Betsy Hamilton. (more . . . )


The Institute is pleased to present a discussion and book signing in honor of volumes edited by our own Bruce Chilton and Jacob Neusner. On Tuesday, February 5, (snow date February 12), we'll celebrate the publication of Professor Neusner's Encyclopedia of Religious and Philosophical Writings in Late Antiquity and Professor Chilton's The Cambridge Companion to the Bible. (more. . . )


This spring the Rev. Dr. Bruce Chilton offers 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. (more. . . )

The Golden Rule in the Religions of the World
Spring 2008 IAT Conference
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 . . . )