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Christine Yoder to Lead Spirituality and the Old Testament Seminars at Montreat


Decatur, GA.—Dr. Christine Yoder, associate professor of Old Testament language, literature, and exegesis at Columbia Seminary, will lead “The Dynamic Covenant: Spirituality and the Old Testament” seminar at Montreat Conference Center in Montreat, NC, from October 27-30, 2005. The seminar, which is co-sponsored by the Spiritual Formation Program of Columbia Seminary, will allow participants to discover a deeper awareness of their own spirituality and develop their knowledge of the ancient Hebrew understanding of God. Using the three major divisions of the Old Testament—the Torah, the Prophets, and the Writings—participants will learn about the character of God, what it means to be human, and the dynamic covenantal relationship that God offers human beings. Dr. Yoder, an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church (USA), is interested in wisdom literature, theology and character formation in the Old Testament. She joined Columbia’s faculty in 1998 and has published Wisdom as a Woman of Substance: A Socioeconomic Reading of Proverbs 1-9 and 31:10-31 and “The Season of Lent” in New Proclamation, 2001-2001, Year A, Advent through Holy Week. She is co-editor of Shaking Heaven and Earth: Essays in Honor of Walter Brueggemann and Charles B. Cousar, which will be released in August. She is also the recipient of a Lilly Theological Research Grant for her project, “Search as for Hidden Treasures: Toward a New Theological-Ethical Reading of the Book of Proverbs.” For more information about the seminar, the Spiritual Formation Program, or to register, please call Pat Roper at 404-687-4587; email; or register online through the Seminary’s Web site Columbia Theological Seminary, located in Decatur, Georgia, was established in 1828 and is one of 10 theological institutions of the Presbyterian Church (USA).

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