Marquette Scripture Project

Fall 2015: A Memorial Project in Biblical Ethics

This year the Marquette Scripture Project will explore “Biblical Ethics” at the intersection of biblical scholarship and moral theology as a tribute and continuation of the trailblazing work of our departed colleague and mentor, Fr. Chan. We intended to carry out a three-stage project culminating in the publication of a set essays in Fr. Chan’s memory. We hope you will join us in this work!

Reading Fr. Chan’s Writings: Scripture Project will meet four times during the Fall semester to discuss Fr. Chan’s programmatic text as well as one of his attempts to bridge the gap between moral theology and biblical scholarship in his treatment of Ruth. The readings are short and student presenters will kick off the discussions with an overview of the text. In Spring, readings will be chosen from among Fr. Chan’s other writings.

– Sept. 28 12:30-1:30pm, AMU 252, chapters 1-2 in Biblical Ethics In The 21st Century (copy available in Raynor)

– Oct. 12 12:30-1:30pm, Olin 115, chapter 3 in Biblical Ethics In The 21st Century 

– Oct. 26 12:30-1:30pm, AMU 252, chapter 4 in Biblical Ethics In The 21st Century

– Nov. 9 12:30-1:30pm, AMU 254, “The Hebrew Bible and the Discourse on Migration: A Reflection on the Virtue of Hospitality in the Book of Ruth,” Asian Horizons 8.4 (2014) 665-679

Spring Conference: Planning is underway for a conference the weekend of April 8-10 that will feature student and faculty papers related to the intersection between moral theology and biblical scholarship that Fr. Chan hoped to encourage. Save the date and join us for our Fall discussions to begin brainstorming what sort of contribution you might submit. A Call for Papers is forthcoming.

Festschrift for Fr. Chan: The fruit of this year’s project will be (we hope!) a collection of student and faculty essays that engage and build upon the work of Fr. Chan.

For more information about this year’s project, please be in touch:


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