Posted: September 11th, 2013
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Rabbi Dr. Rachel Mikva, assistant professor; Rabbi Herman Schaalman Chair in Jewish Studies; and Center for Jewish, Christian and Islamic Studies director, presented “Fraught Justice: Reward and Punishment as a Dangerous Religious Idea,” during the Oct. 23 convocation.
Mikva first presented this lecture during a 2012 American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting. She stressed that the use of reward and punishment had no Biblical foundation.
“It is not borne in scripture,” Mikva said.
She noted reward and punishment, trading in stereotypes, has been used to justify the current political order.
Mikva's lecture wasn't the only special occurrence. Longtime Chicago Theological Seminary faculty, Dr. Robert Moore, received special recognition and a chair from his fellow colleagues. Moore, a psychology, psychoanalysis, & spirituality professor, has shared his gifts with CTS since 1977.