The Lumen Christi Institute is pleased to host reading groups for the Universiy of Chicago community, particularly so while most individuals are working remotely. Below are the remote opportunities for weekly reading for the summer of 2020.
 


Greek New Testament Reading Group

Mondays, June 15 - August 10, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Open primarily to current University of Chicago students and faculty. Other graduate students are welcome to register.

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Led by Fr. Paul Mankowski, SJ, Lumen Christi's Scholar in Residence, this reading group will work through selections of the Greek New Testament on Mondays during lunch time.  The group will translate line-by-line, with Fr. Paul assisting and commenting on syntactical, grammatical, and theological points of interest.  There is no better way to brush up on one's Greek than to practice it!  All levels of Greek are welcome.

Fr. Mankowski will lead the group first through Galatians 1-3, and after that through the Letter to the Hebrews.

Contact Austin Walker with any questions.
 


Science and Faith Reading Group

Wednesdays, biweekly, June 24 - August 12, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Open primarily to current University of Chicago students and faculty. Other graduate students are welcome to register.

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This participant-driven reading group will include flexible lunch-time discussions on various topics at the intersection of religion and science-- ranging from questions concerning gene editing and the use of technology, to the origin of the universe.

All levels of expertise and interest welcome. Brief readings will be sent in advance of every meeting

Contact Peter Tierney with any questions.


Latin Vulgate Reading Group

Fridays, June 19 - August 14, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Open primarily to current University of Chicago students and faculty. Other graduate students are welcome to register. 

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Led by Dr. Andrew Horne, UChicago Ph.D. in Classics and Humanities Teaching Fellow in the College, this reading group will read a selection of Latin Psalms, Canticles, and Hymns.  Classes will alternate between Jerome’s
translations of the Psalms, his renderings of Biblical canticles used in the Divine Office, and classic Latin hymns such as the Te Deum and Thomas Aquinas’s Eucharistic hymns.

All levels of Latin are welcome. Preparation in advance is often not necessary.

Contact Austin Walker with any questions.