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Holy Spirit Lecture and Colloquium

The Eleventh Annual Lecture
is now available for download

Check back soon for the Twelfth Annual Holy Spirit Lecture
and Colloquium Tile and Abstract.

The Annual Holy Spirit Lecture and Colloquium is an expression of Duquesne's mission and charism as a University founded by the Congregation of the Holy Spirit and dedicated to the Holy Spirit.

This ongoing series of lectures and colloquia encourages the exploration of ideas pertaining to the theology of the Holy Spirit within an ecumenical context and in dialogue with contemporary issues. Lectures are published and mailed out gratis, while also being available on this website.


Jack Levison, 2017 Holy Spirit Lecture Speaker

The eleventh annual guest lecturer was Jack Levison, W. J. A. Power Chair of Old Testament Interpretation and Biblical Hebrew
Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University

Jack Levison holds the W. J. A. Power Chair of Old Testament Interpretation and Biblical Hebrew at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University. The author and editor of more than a dozen books and a featured blogger for the Huffington Post, Dr. Levison is an authority on the Holy Spirit in Jewish and Christian scripture. Included among his books on the Spirit, several of which have been translated into Korean, German, and Spanish, are The Spirit in First Century Judaism (1997), Filled with the Spirit (2009), Inspired: The Holy Spirit and the Mind of Faith (2013), and, for a popular readership, Fresh Air: The Holy Spirit for an Inspired Life (2012) and Forty Days with the Holy Spirit (2015). He received a BA from Wheaton College, an MA from Cambridge University, where he was awarded the Fitzpatrick Prize for theology, and a PhD from Duke University. The recipient of numerous grants from the National Humanities Center, the Lilly Fellows Program, the Louisville Institute, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the Rotary Foundation, the International Catacomb Society, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, Dr. Levison has been a visiting fellow at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, and Ludwig-Maximilians Universität, Munich, Germany.