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The Many Names of the God Abraham and Disability in and in Front of the Bible are cancelled, as a precaution for controlling the spread of COVID 19). Thank you for following all instructions by civic authorities to keep our vulnerable populations safe. We appreciate your understanding and your prayers for the health and well-being of the global community.

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The Many Names of the God of Abraham
April 2, 2020
7:00 p.m.

Jewish, Christian and Muslim scriptures ascribe to God many names. God has Hebrew names, Greek names and Arabic names.   Where did God’s names come from? Do they reflect different conceptions of the deity or universal ideas about God?  We’ll look at these questions and more at our symposium on exploring God’s names in the Hebrew Bible, New Testament and Qur’an.

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Disability is a daily reality for many of us either in our own lives or in our circle of family and friends. The same was true in the ancient world and more and more scholars are reading the Bible from the lens of disability awareness. We will come together to explore the religious, social, and cultural background behind the Bible’s depictions of disability and the ways those depictions have shaped Jewish and Christian views of disability. In this presentation we will examine relevant passages from Scripture and consider what they tell us about disability in the biblical world and our own.

Dr. Andrew R. Davis is a native of Raleigh, North Carolina, where he first discovered his love of ancient languages in Mrs. Morton’s seventh-grade Latin class. He continued studying classics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and did graduate theological studies at the Weston Jesuit School of Theology and Johns Hopkins University, including a year as Kress Fellow at the Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem. Dr. Davis is currently an Associate Professor of the Old Testament at Boston College. His interest in disability and the Bible was inspired by raising a son with Down Syndrome. Davis lives with his wife in Natick, MA.

For more information, contact:
BJ Daly Horell, Archdiocesan Director of the Catholic Biblical School