The Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb to speak at Edgewood

The Bible through Palestinian eyes

Your Synod office invites you to hear the internationally acclaimed Palestinian author, pastor and theologian, the Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb, present a talk on his new book, Faith in the Face of Empire: the Bible through Palestinian Eyes.

      Date: March 31, 2014
      Time: 3 p.m.
      Place: Anderson Auditorium of the Predolin Humanities Center, Edgewood College

Parking is free on campus in either of two surface lots or in the parking ramp. You will check in and register your car at the information desk of the Predolin Humanities Center before proceeding to the auditorium.

In his latest book, Faith in the Face of Empire, Dr. Mitri Raheb presents a new reading of the Bible from the perspective of the people of Palestine. In light of the current geo-political turmoil, after the hopes of the Arab Spring, and in the face of the latest round of US shuttle diplomacy, Raheb asks, “Can we imagine another Middle East? Can there be a different future?” Raheb sheds a new light on the biblical texts within the context of imperial domination, and it introduces a new perspective and culture for a “New Middle East.”

Dr. Raheb is the president of Bright Stars of Bethlehem, president of Dar al-Kalima University College in Bethlehem, and president of the Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land. He is also the senior pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Christmas Church in Bethlehem, Palestine. He has written several other books, including I Am a Palestinian Christian and Bethlehem Besieged.

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