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Friday, October 20, 2006

ANTS Student E-News - Friday, October 20 - EVENT BOARD

In this message
- Lecture by Jennifer Knust - October 24
- Lecture by Robert Alter - November 1
- Lecture by Mary Evelyn Tucker - November 5

"Take Back Your Time" is a collaboration between the Massachusetts Council
of Churches and the national "Take Back Your Time Day" organization. The aim
of Take Back Your Time is to draw attention to imbalances in work and
leisure in American cultural life. It offers a special opportunity for MCC
congregations to engage in theological reflection and personal practice
relating to Sabbath observance.

The initiative asks one to choose four windows of time from October 24, Take
Back Your Time Day, to December 31, 2006 to:
-rest body and mind
-reflect on life's deeper meaning
-reconnect with family, friends, and community
-reclaim time
-revive energy for life
-renew your relationship with Jesus Christ
-recreate balance

The MCC has a bulletin insert available for churches and also
provides great resources on how to Take Back Your Time with your family and
spiritual life at

Lecture by Jennifer Knust - October 24
The Luce Program in Scripture and Literary Arts
is pleased to present

Too Hot to Handle?:
The Reception of
the Woman Taken in Adultery

a lecture by

Prof. Jennifer Knust
Boston University School of Theology

Tuesday, October 24, 2006, 6:00pm
Boston University School of Management
595 Commonwealth Avenue, room 412

The story of Jesus and the adulteress found in the Gospel of John boasts a
unique transmission history and a remarkably diverse set of
interpretations. Though potentially dangerous, this story was not
suppressed. Rather, throughout its history it has been regularly invoked in
Christian liturgy, art, and exegesis. Diverse representations of the
woman-her guilt or innocence, her status as a sinner or saint-have been a
particular focus of this nearly constant retelling. This lecture will
examine one aspect of the reception of this remarkable tale, exploring
diverse late antique and early medieval interpretations of the story.
Discussing this history we discover Christian authors, artists and priests
thinking with and through the story in ways that define their own version
of Christian life and practice, even as they guarantee the further
transmission and transformation of the tale. This lecture is free and open
to the public, and will be followed by a light reception.

For more information contact Program Coordinator Cristine Hutchison-Jones
at <> or 617-358-1754.

Lecture by Robert Alter - November 1
The Seventh Leon and Alice Newton Lecture
at Boston University

Robert Alter
Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature
University of California, Berkeley

The Challenge
Translating the Bible

Wednesday, November 1, 2006, 5:00pm
Boston University, Florence and Chafetz Hillel House
213 Bay State Road, Fourth Floor
This event will be followed by a public reception.

Robert Alter, a pre-eminent scholar of Hebrew and European literatures,
received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1962, and has taught at
Berkeley since 1967. He has published widely on the modern European and
American novel, on modern Hebrew Literature, and on literary aspects of the
Bible. The 1995 recipient of the Scholarship Award for Social and Cultural
Studies of the National Foundation for Jewish Culture, Professor Alter is
the author of two prize winning volumes on literary aspects of the Bible.
His works include Necessary Angels: Tradition and Modernity in Kafka,
Benjamin, and Scholem (1991), The World of Biblical Literature (1992) and
Hebrew and Modernity (1994). He has also completed several translations of
Hebrew Bible: Genesis: Translation and Commentary (1996), The David Story:
a Translation with Commentary of 1 and 2 Samuel (1999), and The Five Books
of Moses: a Translation and Commentary (2004). His most recent works are
Canon and Creativity: Modern Writing and the Authority of Scripture (2000)
and Imagined Cities (2005).

This event is co-sponsored by the Humanities Foundation,
the Luce Program in Scripture and Literary Arts, the University Professors
and the Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies at Boston University.

For more information contact Cristine Hutchison-Jones at 617-358-1754 or

Lecture by Mary Evelyn Tucker - November 5

The International Faith and Science Exchange (InterFase)
cordially invites you to the
2006 Charles Townes Lecture Series on Science and Religion
"The Growing Alliance of Religion and Ecology"

Dr. Mary Evelyn Tucker
Visiting Scholar at Yale University
Founder and Coordinator - Forum on Religion and Ecology

Sunday Evening, November 5
7 p.m.
Harvard Divinity School
Andover Hall, Sperry Auditorium
45 Francis Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Lecture free and open to the public.
Dinner with Dr. Tucker, 5:30 p.m. in the Brown Room, $40 ($20 students, free to BTI Certificate Students)
Dinner reservations by Oct. 30, please. RSVP to Frank Villa,

Mary Evelyn Tucker is a visiting professor at Yale in the Institution for Social and Public Policy and a research associate at the
Harvard-Yenching Institute and the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard. Among other books she is the author of Worldly
Wonder: Religions Enter Their Ecological Phase. She and her husband John Grim organized a series of 10 conferences on World Religions and
Ecology at the Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard Divinity School They were the series editors for the 10 volumes
published from the series.

For additional information please consult

Superheroes! They save lives, promote justice, right wrongs, and protect the
weak. However, beyond their obvious powers like great strength, flight and
invulnerability there is something more that defines a superhero -- their
determination to make the world a better place through the use of their
special gifts. This means that any of us, through the exploration of our own
special gifts, can discover the ³superhero within.² Join Adam Marx,
teacher, facilitator and life coach, for a two-part workshop where you will
gain clarity on your life goals, find the internal motivation needed to
achieve these goals, and have a deeper appreciation for the gifts you bring
to the world.

November 1st and 8th, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Fee: $75

Location: First Parish Church, 349 Boston Post Road, Weston

To register email or call 781-893-7798.

Do you long to bring your soul to work? Does your organization (business,
healthcare facility, nonprofit) seem to have lost its soul? How can you
exercise spiritual leadership in your workplace and other organizations in
which you serve? Learn more about this topic when the author of Soul at
Work speaks on Tuesday, November 7th and/or attend her experiential seminar
on the following Saturday, November 11th. Dr. Margaret Benefiel is CEO of and adjunct professor at Andover Newton Theological

Author¹s Talk - November 7th, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. $5 donation.
Seminar - November 11th, 12:30 - 5:30 p.m. Fee: $80.

First Parish Church, 349 Boston Post Road, Weston

To register for the workshop email or call

ANTS E-news
Karen Brockney and Jason Bachand