Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Interfaith Lecture Explores the Afterlife

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary will offer “The Death of Death: Perspectives on the Afterlife,” a Jewish and Christian theological dialogue Tues., May 22, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. Neil Gillman, professor of Jewish philosophy at The Jewish Theological Seminary, New York City; and Steven S. Tuell, James A. Kelso Associate Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament at PTS, will lead the discussion.

What is the destiny of human beings following physical death? Is death the final end, or is there a further life that beckons us? Jewish and Christian answers to these questions have followed different, though parallel, courses. In this seminar, Gillman and Tuell will consider the development of Jewish and Christian concepts of resurrection and immortality from a historical, theological, and liturgical point of view. Their dialogue will engage points of similarity and difference in the two religious faiths, and they will offer insights for clergy of both faiths about understanding and speaking to questions regarding the afterlife in their teaching and pastoral ministries. This interfaith conversation will provide fresh insights into how our two religious traditions approach the Scriptures. The course is designed for rabbis and Christian clergy.

Registration fee is $25 and continuing education credits are available. This event is co-sponsored with the Agency for Jewish Learning in Squirrel Hill. Contact the PTS Office of Continuing Education at 412-924-1345 or ConEd@testsite.pts.edu with questions. Learn more online.

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is a graduate professional institution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A). Founded in 1794, the Seminary is located in Pittsburgh, Pa. and approximately 310 students are enrolled yearly in the degree programs. The Seminary prepares leaders who proclaim with great joy God’s message of good news in both word and deed. PTS is rooted in the Reformed history of faithfulness to Scripture and commitment to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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