To promote a greater appreciation and love of the Sacred Scriptures, the Fulton Sheen House of Formation is hosting its Eighth Annual Marie-Joseph Lagrange Biblical Conference on February 7th and 8th, 2013.
This year we are honored to have several speakers join us for the first time. Fr. George Byers, CPM joins us from his retreat at Holy Souls Hermitage and Dr. David Black comes from Southeast Baptist Theological Seminary. Also, we are pleased to have several lectures from previous Biblical conferences return this year, including Fr. Carlos Pereira, IVE, from the St. Bruno House of Higher Studies, Italy; Dr. Joseph Atkinson from the Pontifical John Paul II Institute, Washington D.C.; Fr. Thomas Lane from Mount Saint Mary's Seminary, Maryland; and Fr. Klemens Stock, S.J., Professor emeritus of the Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome. Such a wealth of Biblical knowledge and experience will ensure that all attending grow both in their love and literacy of the Sacred Scriptures and in their devotion to God. We hope that you can join us!
Marie-Joseph Lagrange Biblical Conference 2013
Ven. Fulton Sheen House of Formation
5706 Sargent Rd.
Chillum, MD 20782
Thursday, February 7, 2013:
4:15 pm - Fr. Carlos Pereira, IVE - Centro San Bruni di Altri Studi
Natural Knowledge of God in Sacred Scripture and St. Thomas
Fr. Carlos Pereira was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1962 and entered the Institute of the Incarnate Word at its foundation in 1984. He competed his studies in philosophy and theology at Mary, Mother of the Incarnate Word Seminary, and was ordained a priest in 1990. He received his S.T.L. in Biblical Exegesis at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome in 1995 and his S.T.D. in Biblical Theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) in 2004. For many years, Fr. Pereira has served as a missionary in Egypt and has directed both the John Paul II Center for Missionary Formation and the Arabic Language, and the Unus Dominus Center for Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue. Currently, he directs the Journal Incontro and is a full-time professor at the San Bruno Vescovo di Segni Center for Advanced Studies in Segni, Italy.
5:45 pm - Fr. George David Byers, CPM - Holy Souls Hermitage
The Immaculate Conception, Mother of the Redeemer, in Genesis 3:15 - How, with Original Sin, we are Soldiers of the Incarnate Word in the Church Militant
George David Byers, S.S.L., S.T.D., was born in 1960 and ordained a Catholic priest in 1992. He taught Theology, Scripture and biblical languages in the major seminaries of Wagga Wagga, Sydney, Suva, and the Pontifical Seminary Josephinum in Columbus, where he also had responsibilities for the external and internal forum formation of the seminarians. He has been a parish priest and has had a wide variety of pastoral ministries. He has given many retreats and conferences to priests, religious and laity in Australia, Oceania, Eastern and Western Europe and the Americas. He is presently fulfilling a lifelong dream of being a hermit to pray for his fellow priests and bishops and to write on Scripture, Theology and the Spiritual Life.
Friday, February 8, 2013:
9:30 am - Dr. David Black - Southeast Baptist Theological Seminary
On the Pauline Authorship of Hebrews
David Alan Black is the Dr. M. O. Owens Jr. Chair in New Testament Studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. He is a graduate of Biola University ( B.A.), Talbot School of Theology (M.Div.), and the University of Basel (D.Theol.). A member of the Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas, he has written over 25 books and has lectured in such countries as Germany, Switzerland, South Korea, Ethiopia, Romania, Ukraine, Spain, Holland, Armenia, and at the Universities of Oxford and Leeds in Great Britain.
10:45 am - Dr. Joseph C. Atkinson - Pontifical John Paul II Institute
Dr. Atkinson's work has included foundational research in developing the Biblical and theological basis of the Domestic Church, an ancient idea which has achieved critical prominence since Vatican II. He teaches on the Biblical structure of marriage and the family, on hermeneutics and the role of symbol, on the Jewish background of the family, and on the nature and role of covenant. He has produced a 13-part series with EWTN on the Domestic Church and has authored numerous articles on Scriptural exegesis and the Biblical vision of the family including "Ratzinger's ‘Crisis in Biblical Interpretation': 20th Anniversary Assessment," "Nuptiality as a Paradigmatic Structure of Biblical Revelation," and "Paternity in Crisis: Biblical and Philosophical Roots of Fatherhood," and presented the research report, "Primordial Biblical Triptych: The Symbolic Structure of Water in the OT," at the Catholic Biblical Association. His work also includes "The Revelation of Love in the Song of Songs" in The Way of Love (Ignatius Press) and "Family as Domestic Church: Developmental Trajectory, Legitimacy, and Problems of Appropriation" (Theological Studies). In 2012, he became Executive Secretary of the Catholic Biblical Association of America.
4:00 pm - Fr. Thomas J. Lane - Mount Saint Mary's Seminary
Jesus as the Fulfillment of Judaism and Jewish Feasts
Fr. Thomas Lane is Associate Professor in Mount St. Mary’s Seminary, Emmitsburg, MD. He was ordained a priest in Ireland in 1990. He studied for his S.S.L. at the Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome, 1989-1992, and for his S.T.D at the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, 1992-1994. His doctoral dissertation on Luke-Acts, Luke and the Gentile Mission: Gospel anticipates Acts has been published by Peter Lang Press in the European University Studies Series. On completion of his studies in 1994 he served as parochial vicar in parishes in his native Ireland until 2004 while also being responsible for adult religious education. In this capacity Fr. Lane offered many lengthy Scripture courses in parishes. Fr. Lane was adjunct Professor of Sacred Scripture in St. John’s Seminary, Waterford, until its closure, and was also adjunct Professor at the Maryvale Institute, Birmingham, UK. In the Fall of 2004 Fr. Lanebecame Assistant Professor of Sacred Scripture in Mount St. Mary’s Seminary, and Associate Professor in 2010. He teaches seminars online for the Catholic Distance University and is a certified online instructor by the NCEA. He is currently writing a book on priesthood in Sacred Scripture. His website www.frtommylane.comreceives approximately 2,000 visitors a day.
5:30 pm - Fr. Klemens Stock, SJ – Pontifical Biblical Institute
The Person and the Word of Jesus in Mark’s Gospel: At the heart of Evangelization
Fr. Stock entered the Society of Jesus in 1953 and was ordained a priest in Munich, Germany in 1964. He has degrees in philosophy (Hochschule für Philosophie München) and theology (Hochschule für Theologie Frankfurt/Main). He received his Licentiate and Doctorate in Biblical Sciences at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome. He was then a Professor of New Testament Exegesis at the Biblicum until 2010, and he is now Professor Emeritus. He was also Dean of the Biblical faculty there from 1988-1990 and Rector from 1990-1996. In addition, he was Professor of New Testament exegesis on the Theological Faculty at the University of Innsbruck in Austria from 1978-1987. Since 2002, he has been a Member and Secretary of the Pontifical Biblical Commission.
7:00 pm - Closing Mass of Thanksgiving
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