Mahle Lecture is April 16

The 2024 Mahle Lecture Series is set for April 16. 

This year, the lecture will focus on the practice of "Scriptural Reasoning (SR)," a form of interreligious dialogue through which people from different faith traditions converse with each other across differences, engaging their own sacred texts as touchstones of the discussion. According to SR co-founder Dr. Peter Ochs, this form of communal interpretation promotes understanding and acceptance of the respective religious traditions. This mutual understanding is the basis of interreligious reconciliation and peacebuilding. 

Dr. Ochs, who is the Edgar Bronfman Professor Emeritus of Modern Judaic Studies at the University of Virginia, will lead a SR workshop along with other Jewish, Muslim, and Christian leaders in the Society of Scriptural Reasoning. Dr. David Ford, the Regius Professor of Divinity Emeritus at the University of Cambridge and also a co-founder of SR, will follow Dr. Ochs' workshop with the keynote lecture on "The Promise of Scriptural Reasoning." 

Hamline will soon become the new publisher of the Journal of Scriptural Reasoning, which has been housed at the University of Virginia since 2001.

The event begins at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, in the Kay Fredericks Room. Free tickets can be reserved at this link. We hope you can join us for the entire evening, but if you can only make it for the workshop or the keynote, that's great too. Please indicate which events you will be attending when registering. The series is supported by the Stephen and Kathi Austin Mahle Endowed Fund for Progressive Christian Thought. For more information, visit the Wesley Center webpage.)