Religion News


Archaeology professor featured in ABC series

Lycoming College's Dr. William Dever, distinguished visiting professor of archaeology, was a featured scholar in "Back to the Beginning," a two-part series that aired on ABC Dec. 21 and 28. During the series, correspondent Christiane Amanpour retraced some of the stories and mysteries of the Bible as she explored places that are common to Christianity, Judaism and Islam.

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Religion professor releases new book

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Dr. Richard Hughes, Lycoming College M.B. Rich professor of religion, recently completed his ninth book, "Religion, Law and the Present Water Crisis." Published by Peter Lang Publishing Inc., copies are available for pre-order through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other authorized sellers.

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Archaeologist to present "David and Solomon - Dead or Alive?"

The Lycoming College Archaeology Department will host biblical archaeologist Dr. Garth Gilmour of the University of Oxford for a free, public lecture, titled "David and Solomon: Dead or Alive?" on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. in Heim Building G-11.

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Archaeology program completes expedition in Cyprus

The Lycoming College Archaeology Program has announced its completion of the 2012 expedition of Idalion, Cyprus. Dr. Pamela Gaber, professor of archaeology and Judaic studies and director of Lycoming's field school, led the project from June 25- Aug. 10.

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Holmes to discuss "God and the White House"

Lycoming College will host Dr. David L. Holmes, author and professor of religious studies emeritus at the College of William and Mary, for a free public lecture, titled "God and the White House: Religion and the Presidency in American History," on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 6:30 p.m. in Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall. During his two-day visit to Lycoming, Holmes also plans to speak at a variety of courses in history, political science and religion.

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Professor to teach archaeology and Biblical studies at Beijing University

Dr. William G. Dever, distinguished visiting professor of Near Eastern studies at Lycoming College, has been invited to give a one-month short course in the archaeology of Israel and Biblical studies at Beijing University in China as a visiting professor in the department of history. This is the first time that a Western scholar has been invited to teach such subjects in China.

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Fulbright Scholar of Sephardic Mizrahi Jewish studies to speak

Lycoming College will host Dr. Zvi Stampfer, a Fulbright Scholar of Sephardic/Mizrahi Jewish studies from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, for a lecture on Tuesday, April 17, at 4 p.m. in the Academic Center C-303. His lecture, "Islam and Judaism in the Cairo Genizah Fragments," is sponsored by Lycoming's Religion Department, Ohev Sholom Synagogue and the Fulbright Commission. A reception hosted by the Ohev Sholom will follow his presentation.

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Scripture reading contest to be reinstated

Lycoming College, in recognition of its bicentennial celebration, will reinstate a student contest in scripture reading during the College's Family Weekend activities on Saturday, Oct. 1.

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Visiting scholar of Arabic and Islamic studies to speak Jan. 27

Lycoming College will host Dr. Mordechai Kedar, a visiting scholar of Arabic and Islamic studies from Bar-Ilan University in Israel, for two public lectures on Thursday, Jan. 27. His visit is sponsored by the College, Ohev Sholom Synagogue and the Williamsport Federation of Jewish Charities.

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Students organize "Everyone Deserves a Coat" project

Lycoming College students recently organized "Everyone Deserves a Coat," a class project aimed at providing winter clothing to those in need in the Williamsport area. The students were members of a Judaic studies course taught by Dr. Pamela Gaber, professor of archaeology and religion.

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College to host an interfaith discussion on religion and water

Lycoming College will host an interfaith panel discussion titled, "The Spiritual Dimension of Water," on Wednesday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. in the College's Mary L. Welch Honors Hall. Lycoming faculty and spiritual leaders in the community will examine the vital issue of water shortage from many different perspectives.

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Archaeology Program completes expedition in Cyprus

The Lycoming College Archaeology Program announced the completion of its 2010 expedition to Idalion, Cyprus, under the direction of Dr. Pamela Gaber, professor of archaeology and Judaic studies and director of Lycoming's field school.

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