Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest
Scholar in Residence

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During the week of October 20, Heavenly Rest will welcome Sarah Ruden as its first-ever “scholar in residence.” Ruden is a prolific writer who has created fresh and illuminating translations of some of civilization’s most important texts. In recent years, she has turned her attention to some famous passages of the Bible, yielding fascinating and sometimes surprising results. One reviewer described her book, Paul Among the People, as “the most exciting book of historical analysis I’ve read in ages--indeed the most exciting book period.”


During her residency, Ruden will offer a series of talks entitled “The Opportunity and Promise of Being Human: Rediscovering the Bible’s Vision of the Human Person.” She will lead a discussion focused on the writings of Paul at 9:15 a.m. on Sunday, October 20, and another focused on the gospels at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 23. In the meantime, Ruden will be “in residence” at Hospitality House, taking part in the life of the parish and the Abilene community. We hope you will make an effort to welcome Ruden to Abilene and to be part of this important time in the life of the Heavenly Rest community.


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January 5, 2020
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