Pittsburgh Theological Seminary will offer “Scriptures and Tradition: What the Bible REALLY Says” Tuesdays, April 9-30, 2013 from 10:00 a.m.- 12:15 p.m. Edith M. Humphrey, William F. Orr Professor of New Testament, will lead the course.
Tradition is a debated topic in our day. While some think that it is a way of limiting life and maintaining rigid order, others are fascinated with it as a link to the past. Christians also quarrel about its importance, particularly when they are thinking about the authority of Scripture and the life of the Holy Spirit. Participants will read the Old and New Testaments to see how the books deal with tradition and what the Bible has to say about tradition. Attendees should be prepared for some surprises, and even an exposé of mistranslations of biblical passages due to the bias of translators on this matter.
CEUs are available. Contact the Office of Continuing Education at 412-924-1345 or ConEd@testsite.pts.edu with questions. Register 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 more than 300 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.