Saturday, 22 February 2014

February Faith Lecture - This Sunday!

February Faith Lecture St. Paul's Cathedral
Sunday February 23, 2014
7:00 pm.

Lady Wisdom: the Feminine Face of the Divine

Lecturer:  Dr. Patricia Dutcher-Walls

Does not wisdom call,
and does not understanding raise her voice?
“To you, O people, I call,
Hear, for I will speak noble things,
and from my lips will come what is right.
Take my instruction instead of silver,
and knowledge rather than choice gold;
for wisdom is better than jewels.
I love those who love me,
and those who seek me diligently find me.”
Proverbs 8

The wisdom traditions of ancient Israel contain a sustained and repeated representation of Lady Wisdom, a feminine image of God’s interactions with humanity. References to this feminine image start in the early wisdom writings as a metaphor of wisdom calling humanity to learn. Later, the image develops into a full-blown personification of Wisdom as a female emanation of God. We’ll trace this image through the ages in the world of ancient Israel and listen for the playfulness associated with the Lady Wisdom. Participants will have a chance to read and understand some of the wisdom texts that develop this idea.

Join us Sunday February 23, 2014 at 7 pm for the St. Paul’s Cathedral
 February Faith Lecture given by
Dr. Patricia Dutcher-Walls.

Dr. Dutcher-Walls is Dean, Professor of Hebrew Scripture, and Director of the Library at the Vancouver School of Theology, an inter-denominational graduate school that prepares students for ministerial leadership in Canada. She holds a Doctor of Theology in Old Testament/Biblical Studies from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA and a Master of Divinity degree from Harvard Divinity School. She has published several books and a number of articles in scholarly and religious journals. A life-long Presbyterian, she was ordained by the United Presbyterian Church (USA) in 1978 and now is a minister in the Presbyterian Church in Canada. She has been active in the church through positions in campus chaplaincy, part-time congregational leadership, preaching, and social ministries. With a love of teaching, she has led numerous adult education courses, retreats, and continuing education courses. She is married to a Lutheran minister and has two grown children.

Sunday February 23, 2014      7:00 pm.
St. Paul’s Cathedral
360 Nicola St. Kamloops BC
250 372 3912

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