When: February 20 & 21, 2015
Where: Shadow Rock UCC • 12861 N. 8th Ave. • Phoenix, AZ 85029
Cost: The session is $75, which covers the session and meals.
Has the message of the Hebrew Bible been Lost in Translation? In this session, we will take a fresh look by considering some issues central to how we read and interpret the Bible. By looking at Genesis 2-3, we’ll explore what really happened in the Garden of Eden, and consider what the Bible has to say, and does not say, about hunger and immigration. We’ll conclude by looking at Psalms and Song of Songs and how those texts might be relevant to faith and life today.
The Rev. Dr. Nancy R. Bowen is Professor of Old Testament at Earlham School of Religion (a seminary in the Quaker tradition) in Richmond, IN where she has served since 1991. She is also an ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church and is a member of the New Mexico Annual Conference. Dr. Bowen grew up in Albuquerque, NM so is much more of a desert rat than a farm girl. She is active in the Society of Biblical Literature where she has served as Co-Chair of the Feminist Hermeneutics of the Bible program unit and Chair of SBL’s Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession. Dr. Bowen wrote a commentary on Ezekiel (available on amazon.com) where she explored the intersections between this prophetic book of exile and contemporary knowledge regarding trauma and PTSD. Her next commentary is on Wisdom of Solomon, which is in the Apocrypha. She is enjoying writing from an explicitly feminist point of view and having fun with Sophia.
OUR WEEKEND SCHEDULE
5:00pm Registration & Gathering at Shadow Rock UCC
5:30pm Introductions & Prayer
8:30 to 9:00pm Evening Prayer
8:30am Gathering & Continental Breakfast
3:45pm Sending Blessing / Announcements