Dr. Timothy Carmody to present “Song of Songs: A Woman’s Perspective on Love and Nature” Sept. 17

Thu, 09/17/2009 (All day)

MOBILE, Ala. – Dr. Timothy Carmody, professor of theology at Spring Hill College, will present “Song of Songs: A Woman’s Perspective on Love and Nature” at the monthly lecture of the Christus Theological Institute. The lecture is set for 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17 in the Gautrelet Room of the Lucey Administration Center.

This talk will examine the unique female perspective in the Song of Songs and the value of the expressions of unashamed love and images of nature and garden in presenting a balance to the rest of the Hebrew Scriptures.

Carmody, a member of the theology faculty at Spring Hill since 1989 and the Thomas E. Caestecker Chair in the Liberal Arts, has a Ph.D. in Biblical studies from The Catholic University of America and is an active member of the Catholic Biblical Association. His area of specialization is narrative criticism, and his topics of interest include the Gospels, Genesis, the Letters of Paul, and the Dead Sea Scrolls. He has lectured extensively in the Southeast for parishes, dioceses, public libraries and Elderhostel. His major lecture on Ezekiel in 2006 at St. Thomas University in Miami was part of their Catholic Biblical Scholars Series. His book “Reading the Bible” was published by Paulist Press in 2004, and his second book for Paulist, “Mark: Question by Question” is scheduled for publication in late 2009.

Christus Theological Institute, housed at Spring Hill College, was formed in 1989 and offers a unique opportunity for grass-roots ecumenism among Christians and churches of the Mobile Bay area.

Admission for Christus members is free and for guests, $2. Enter campus through Dauphin Street gate, and turn right at the top of the hill. For more information about this lecture or the Christus Theological Institute, visit www.shc.edu/christus, or contact the Department of Theology at (251) 380-4660 or by e-mail at christus@shc.edu.