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Spring Lecture Series -- The Biblical Landscape: The Bible and Archaeology


STARTS: Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 7:00 PM
ENDS: Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 8:00 PM

5416 S. Cornell Ave. Chicago, IL 60615 (see map)
Rm. 339

Archaeology in the Holy Land reveals the material culture of the people of the land, helping us to get a more complete picture of life in the times that witnessed the birth of both Judaism and Christianity. It puts us in touch with our ancestors in the faith by studying what they left behind. This series will highlight some of the more significant archaeological projects in the Holy Land, the results of which provide us with new appreciation for the people of faith whose lives have made the Holy Land holy. Lectures take place Tuesday evenings from 7 - 8 p.m. in room 339 at CTU. All lectures are open to guests for $150 for the full series or $15 per lecture. Complimentary parking is available. Register online at Pre-registration is strongly encouraged.


The course will be taught by Rev. Leslie J. Hoppe, OFM.

Click here for a guest registration form.


February 7:  Digging up the Past: Archaeology Sheds Light on the Birthplace of Judaism and Christianity

February 14: The Mysterious 13th Century: The Case for Local Climate Change

February 21:   From the City of David to the Holy City: Jerusalem Before Christ

February 28: The Great Cities of the Holy Land: The Urban Phenomenon

March 7: Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls: The Most Important Find of the 20th Century

March 14: Herod the Builder: A Legacy in Stone

March 21: Reading Week; No lecture–no class

March 28: Jesus the Galilean: The Lakeside Ministry of Jesus

April 4: The Holy Land and the Romans: Two Disastrous Revolts

April 11: Synagogues: Nourishing the Religious Life of Believers

April 18: Churches: Christians Emerge from the Shadows

April 25: A New Faith Comes to the Holy Land: The Arrival of Muslims

May 2: The Future of Archaeology in the Holy Land: Challenges and Prospects

$15 per lecture; $150 for series