The third book of the Hebrew Scriptures, Leviticus is not the easiest reading for most contemporary Christians. It is largely concerned with things that at first glance might seem of little relevance to us today. After all, few of us spend much time pondering the detailed instructions for offering blood sacrifices, the purification rituals to be observed in daily life, or the organisation of our camp around the sacred tent of meeting. Yet there are riches here for us, if we care to seek them, not least in the book’s concern for forgiveness, justice and hospitality. Fortunately, we don’t have to make our way through the thickets of Leviticus’s to tap into these riches, because in this forum parishioner Julie Aubry provides an overview of the book and its major themes. Think of it as a chance to see the film instead of reading the book!
Sunday, October 21, 9:45am in the Fleetwood Room of the American Cathedral.
The Cathedral Forum is a weekly lecture series with topics that range from theology, politics and spirituality to economics and literature. The forum regularly features prominent speakers from academia, the media, and journalism.