Tensions in the Bible: The Development of Catholic-Jewish Relations in the Context of Biblical Interpretation

Date(s) - February 23, 2019
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

St. Mark's College

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Tensions in the Bible: The Development of Catholic-Jewish Relations in the Context of Biblical Interpretation
Fr. Nick Meisl | Instructor, St. Mark’s/Corpus Christi Colleges
St. Mark’s College, 11am
23 February 2019
ADMISSION: FREE, Suggested Donation: $5

At times, the way that some Catholics have interpreted specific biblical passages as well as the general relationship between the Old Testament and New Testament has had negative and event catastrophic consequences for their relationship with Jews and Judaism. This talk will investigate the impact of critical biblical scholarship on the development of Catholic views towards Jews and Judaism. In addition to presenting pertinent teachings from the recent Magisterium of the Church relating to Scripture, specific biblical passages which have led to difficulties in the past will be examined in the light of recent biblical scholarship.

Fr. Nick Meisl is a priest of the Archdiocese of Vancouver. He recently completed his Licentiate in Sacred Scripture at the Pontifical Biblical Institute. Currently, his main assignment is to Corpus Christi and St. Mark’s Colleges where he teaches courses on the Bible and Math. In addition, he is chaplain at St. Patrick’s Regional Secondary School and is involved in young adult and parish ministry.

The Newman Association of Vancouver is a Catholic organization that promotes and cultivates the religious, intellectual, and social formation of its members and associates. It is named after Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman, an Anglican convert to Catholicism whose life story of conversion and writings on the idea of a university greatly inspired those working for the advancement of the liberal arts and the ideals of Catholic education, an inspiration that led to the start of the Newman movement around the world in the 20th century. Founded in 1940, The Newman Association extends the mission of the Newman Club of the University of British Columbia from the UBC campus to the wider community and brings issues of pertinence into discussion and dialogue through its activities in the local Church.


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