Author and scholar Marvin A. Sweeney will deliver a lecture, “Shabbat: An Epistemological Principle for Holiness, Sustainability, and Justice in the Pentateuch,” at 7 p.m. March 13 in the Alford Centrum on the campus of Methodist Theological School in Ohio, 3081 Columbus Pike in Delaware, Ohio. The lecture, presented by the Theological Commons at MTSO, is free and open to the public. No registration is required.
Sweeney is professor of Hebrew Bible at Claremont School of Theology. His books include The Prophetic Literature within the Interpreting Biblical Texts series; Tanak: A Theological and Critical Introduction to the Jewish Bible; and The Twelve Prophets, part of the Berit Olam series.
Specializing in Hebrew Bible studies with a particular focus on prophetic literature, Sweeney is especially interested in biblical theology, literary-critical methodologies, ancient exegesis of biblical texts, and the interrelationship between religion and politics in both the ancient and modern worlds.
Sweeney holds Ph.D. and Master of Arts degrees from Claremont Graduate University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois.
Methodist Theological School in Ohio provides theological education and leadership in pursuit of a just and sustainable world. In addition to the Master of Divinity degree, the school offers master’s degrees in counseling, theological studies and practical theology, along with a Doctor of Ministry degree.
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