Reading the Bible: Hope and History

Drawing on his experience in the Canadian Ecumenical Jubilee Initiative, Lee Cormie will look at the biblical texts of Leviticus 25 and Luke 4 for insights into how the Spirit of Hope moves in history. This biblical vision of hope, he argues, has much to say to us in our world marked by poverty, injustice, and ecological devastation. Cormie will discuss the Bible's extraordinary capacity to illuminate, challenge, and inspire. For more on the Canadian Ecumenical Jubilee Inititative, see For more on the Scarboro Foreign Mission Society, see

Lee Cormie, PhD

Professor of Theology at the University of St. Michael's College and the Toronto School of Theology, University of Toronto Founding Member, Canadian Ecumenical Jubilee Initiative (CEJI) Associate Editor, The Ecumenist Co chair, Liberation Theology Working Group of the American Academy of Religion, (1986 1990) Member, National Committee of Theology in the Americas (1975 1987)

Friday, February 8, 2002 - 7:30pm
Siegfried Hall, St. Jerome's University