October 18, 2007
Dr. Abraham Terian, Professor of Armenian Patristics, will offer six week mini-course on the Gospel of John.
The Wednesday evening sessions will begin next Wednesday, October 24 at 7:30PM at St. Nersess Seminary in New Rochelle, NY. The remaining sessions will take place on October 31, November 7, 14,28 and conclude on December 5.
Among the four books of the Bible that contain the actual words of Jesus--Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, the latter is stands out in many ways. It is the youngest, the most theologically dense, and the one that largely shaped the Armenian Church's understanding of Jesus Christ.
The opening words of John's Gospel, "In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God," are read at the end of the Armenian Badarak.
The mini-course, part of the Seminary's Extension Program, is open to all, regardless of their level of familiarity with the Bible. Professor Terian, an expert in the Bible who has taught Scripture for decades, will interweave lecture with opportunities for questions and discussion.
Those interested should simply come to the first class, bringing along a copy of the Bible. The mini-course is open to the public. Suggested donation is $150. For driving directions and other information, contact the Seminary at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone: (914) 636-2003.
Portrait and headpiece of a 14th-century Armenian manuscript of the Gospel of John. (British Library MS Add.15411)
Dr. Abraham Terian is Professor of Armenian Patristics at
St. Nersess Armenian Seminary