Pittsburgh Theological Seminary will present “Biblical Community and N.T. Faith” Sept. 14-15, 2012 in the John Knox Room, Long Hall. Dr. Carolyn Osiek, RSCJ, Charles Fischer Professor of New Testament Emerita at Brite Divinity School, will be the keynote speaker. “Biblical Community: How Do We Live It?” will be offered Fri., Sept. 14 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Osiek will be presenting models of community, discipleship, and ministry. “Living New Testament Faith” will be held Sat., Sept. 15 from 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. Topics to be covered include levels of biblical interpretation according to the tradition of the Church and distinctive ways to live in faith according to the four Gospels, Paul, and Revelation.

Carolyn Osiek taught at the graduate level for 32 years, first at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago and then at Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, where she is the Charles Fischer Professor of New Testament emerita. She holds a doctorate in New Testament and Christian Origins from Harvard University, and is a past president of the Catholic Biblical Association and the Society of Biblical Literature. She is the author of numerous books including: The Shepherd of Hermas, Philippians and Philemon, A Woman’s Place: House Churches in Earliest Christianity, co-authored with Margaret MacDonald and Janet Tulloch. Carolyn is now archivist for the Society of the Sacred Heart, United States Province.

Early and multiple registration discounts are avaialble. Continuing education unit are as follows: Friday only 0.15 CEUs, Saturday only 0.35 CEUs, and Friday and Saturday 0.50 CEUs. CEUs are provided by the PTS Continuing Education Office.

Contact Dr. Martha Robbins with questions at 412-924-1423 or mrobbins@testsite.pts.edu

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 320 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.