Rumi Forum Scriptural Reasoning: “Gates and Doors”

Rumi Forum Scriptural Reasoning: “Gates and Doors”
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Organizing Institution: Virginia Theological Seminary
Contact email: [email protected]
Start Date: September 15, 2022 (6:30pm)
End Date: September 15, 2022 (8:00pm EDT)
Cost: Free
Lettie Pate Evans Room, Addison Academic Center, Virginia Theological Seminary – Alexandria – Virginia – United States

Join our monthly circle to study Abrahamic scriptures! The topic of this session is “Gates and Doors – 2” with Rev. Kathy Grieb.

Scriptural Reasoning (SR) is a practice where Christians, Jews, and Muslims study each other’s sacred texts. SR participants meet once a month to read short passages from their respective scriptures on a certain topic. Facilitated by a study leader, each session is an opportunity to listen and share various perspectives. SR sessions help participants reflect on a curious list of topics within the Abrahamic tradition. The result is often a deeper understanding of others and one’s own scriptures, as well as the development of strong bonds across faith communities.

You can find this month’s themed text pack here.

We would like to thank Rose Castle Foundation for their permission to use content.

This Month’s Study Leader

The Rev. A. Katherine Grieb, Ph.D. became the Director of the Center for Anglican Communion Studies (CACS) on July 1, 2021. She has served the Anglican Communion for some twenty years in many roles, on the of Inter-Anglican Theological and Doctrinal Commission (IATDC) and the Inter-Anglican Standing Committee on Unity, Faith, and Order (IASCUFO), among others.

Dr. Grieb received a B.A. in Philosophy and Religion at Hollins University, a J.D. from Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America, an M.Div. at Virginia Theological Seminary, a Ph.D. with Distinction in Theology at Yale University, and an LL.M. in Canon Law at Cardiff University in Wales.

She taught full-time at Virginia Theological Seminary as a Professor of Biblical Interpretation and New Testament from 1994 to 2021 and continues to teach part-time. She is teaching Biblical Greek in 2021-22 and will teach New Testament Interpretation in 2022-23.

Her book, The Story of Romans: A Narrative Defense of God’s Righteousness (Westminster John Knox, 2002) is widely used in seminaries. Dr. Grieb is one of the Six Preachers, chosen by the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Dean of Canterbury Cathedral. She has written extensively about preaching and has preached at Episcopal parishes in the United States and at Westminster Abbey and Canterbury Cathedral.

Lettie Pate Evans Room, Addison Academic Center, Virginia Theological Seminary
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Alexandria , Virginia 22304 United States
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