Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Hahn & Pitre Speaking in San Diego

Just in case you haven't heard...

Dr. Scott Hahn and Dr. Brant Pitre will be speaking in San Diego.


When: Friday, November 16th @ 7pm

Where: Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Mira Mesa (link) (location / directions on Google Maps)

Tickets are $10.

I'll be introducing them.

Here's the Bulletin Announcement--if you're in San Diego, please help get it in yours:

Dr. Scott Hahn and Dr. Brant Pitre are coming to San Diego! Would you like to learn more about your faith and grow in your knowledge of Scripture and the Mass? Then don’t miss this opportunity to come and learn from two dynamic biblical scholars! This event is held at Good Shepherd Parish in Mira Mesa on Friday, November 16th at 7pm and is only $10! Pick up a registration form from the parish office or e-mail Kimberly Barber, Good Shepherd’s Adult Faith Formation Director at kim@goodshepherdparish.net for a form and more details. Bring your friends and a desire to grow in your faith—you won’t be disappointed! See you there!

Just in case you need more information (say, to send to a friend who isn't familiar with either one of the speakers...)

Dr. Hahn received his Ph.D. in Theology from Marquette University. He has written numerous articles in academic journals such as Catholic Biblical Quarterly and the Journal of Biblical Literature. He is author or editor of more than 20 books, including Letter and Spirit: From Written Text to Living Word in the Liturgy (Doubleday, 2005). Hahn has received ringing endorsements from numerous leading figures in the Church such as Archbishop Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C. and Archbishop Justin Rigali of St. Louis. He holds the Chair of Biblical Theology and Liturgical Proclamation at Saint Vincent Seminary in Latrobe, Pennsylvania and is Professor of Scripture and Theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio. In 2003, Dr. Hahn became the first lay person to hold the prestigious Pio Cardinal Laghi Chair for Visiting Professors in Scripture and Theology at the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio. He has also lectured and served as adjunct faculty at a variety of diocesan and Vatican-sponsored seminaries and institutions of higher learning, including schools in Rome such as the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross and the Pontifical University, Regina Apostolorum.

Dr. Brant Pitre received his Ph.D. in New Testament Studies and Ancient Judaism from Notre Dame, where he studied under leading scholars such as David Aune and John P. Meier. He also graduated with highest honors from Vanderbilt Divinity School and studied Archeology at Tel Aviv University in Israel. His dissertation, Jesus, the Tribulation, and the End of the Exile (Tübingen: J. C. B. Mohr, 2005), has received glowing reviews from major academic journals such as the Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus and is highly regarded in the scholarly community. He has also published articles in journals such as the Journal for the Study of the New Testament. Dr. Pitre is the Donum Dei Professor of Scripture and Theology at Our Lady of Holy Cross in New Orleans, Louisiana. Pitre also serves as adjunct faculty at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans. Like Dr. Scott Hahn, Dr. Brant Pitre has the unique gift of presenting the faith in a way that is exciting and understandable to ordinary lay Catholics and is a highly sought after speaker.


Chris Weimer said...

I think quite a lot of Biblical scholars and enthusiasts will be in San Diego on the sixteenth. Unfortunately, many of them, at least I, will be attending the SBL conference.



Anonymous said...

Anxious and Excited! Looking forward to it. Can you share the specific topics that they'll be speaking on?

Arthur G.

Michael Barber said...

I'm not sure. I think Dr. Hahn might be speaking on the Liturgy and the book of Revelation and Brant Pitre might be speaking on the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist... but I'm not sure.

Anonymous said...

All at cost of $10 per person? Religion used as a source for profiteering. Only in America! Why not for free, Jesus would want it that way.

Anonymous said...

Jesus also didn't have to travel by airplane.