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Noted Scripture Scholar to Discuss “Economic Justice for All”

Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Bishops’ Economic Pastoral, noted scripture scholar and past president of the Catholic Biblical Association, John R. Donahue, S.J., will deliver a lecture at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8, at Creighton University’s Harper Center, Hixson-Lied Auditorium.

The talk titled “Economic Justice for All at Age 25: A Continuing Challenge for Church and Society,” will recall the 25th anniversary of the U.S. Catholic Bishops’ pastoral, “Economic Justice for All.” Donahue was a consultant for the Bishops in their preparation of the pastoral and was one of the authors.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Donahue is a member of the Society of Jesus. He was for many years Professor of New Testament at the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, Calif., and was the first Raymond E. Brown Distinguished Professor of New Testament Studies at St. Mary’s Seminary and University in Baltimore. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, studying under Norman Perrin.

He is the author of The Gospel in Parable: Metaphor, Narrative and Theology in the Synoptic Gospels , co-author with Daniel Harrington, S.J. of The Gospel of Mark (Sacra Pagina), and wrote “The Word” column in America magazine from 1998-2001. He has given workshops on biblical topics throughout the United States, and has taught in Africa and the Philippines.

The lecture is co-sponsored by the Amelia B. & Emil G. Graff Faculty Chair in Catholic Theological Studies, the Justice & Peace Studies Program, the Creighton College of Business Administration, the Creighton Center for Service and Justice and the Collaborative Ministry Office.

Creighton University is a Jesuit, Catholic university bridging health, law, business and the arts and sciences for a more just world.