Christian-Jewish seminar Monday will examine ‘Curing and Healing in Biblical Texts'
“Is God Your Physician? Curing and Healing in Biblical Texts” is the title of the 22nd annual Christian-Jewish Seminar that will be held from 3:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 23, in the auditorium of Northwestern Hall at Luther Seminary in St. Paul.
The seminar is co-sponsored by Luther Seminary and the Jay Phillips Center for Jewish-Christian Learning, which is a partnership of the University of St. Thomas and St. John’s University.
Growing out of God’s announcement in Exodus, “I the Lord am your healer,” both Jews and Christians have developed healing traditions. The seminar speakers, Amy Eilberg and Fred Gaiser, will examine the concept and practice of healing as it has been interpreted in the two faiths.
Eilberg, the first woman ordained as a Conservative rabbi, directs dialogue programs at the Jay Phillips Center. She co-founded the Bay Area Jewish Healing Center where she directed its Jewish Hospice Care Program.
Faiser is professor of Old Testament at Luther Seminary. He is the editor of the journal World & World and The Quest for Jesus and the Christian Faith, and is the author of David: God’s Shepherd, Warrior and King.
The registration fee for the seminar is $35 for the general public and $15 for students. Call (651) 641-3416 to register. A kosher dinner will be served.