Weekly Book Discussion Group

The weekly book discussion group has been meeting for more than 18 years, and generally reads 4 or 5 books a year. We meet weekly on Thursdays at 7:15 pm to discuss and debate current, timely books on contemporary Catholic topics. Dr. Tony Tambasco, a theologian and biblical scholar at Georgetown University, leads the discussions.

Here is the current discussion schedule:

Book Chapters for Discussion Dates Meeting Location
Seek Justice That You May Live 10,11 & 12 26-Apr McKenna C
Jesus and Buddha: Friends in Conversation by Paul Knitter & Roger Haight 1,2 & 3 3-May LS (Lower School) Big Room
Jesus and Buddha: Friends in Conversation 4,5 & 6 10-May LS Big Room
Jesus and Buddha: Friends in Conversation 7, 8 & 9 17-May Library
Jesus and Buddha: Friends in Conversation 10,11 & 12 24-May McKenna C
SILENCE by by Shusaku Endo All Chapters 31-May TBD
DINNER — NO BOOK DISCUSSION DINNER — NO BOOK DISCUSSION 7-Jun KEY BRIDGE MARRIOTT FOR DINNER

 

 

Our current book is by Jesuit biblical scholar Fr. John Donohue: Seek Justice That You May Live: Reflections and Resources on the Bible and Social Justice. 

Seek Justice That You May Live - By: John R. Donahue
This book is a study of the major themes of both the Old and New Testament that bear on issues of social justice, e.g., creation; exodus; liberation; prophets; psalms and wisdom literature; Jesus and the Kingdom of God; Matthew and the heritage of Israel; Luke: Jesus as a Prophet who proclaims good news to the Poor; Paul justification and community solidarity. Concluding reflections are included.
 
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703-819-0479