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Theology Professor Discusses the Origin of Easter
The next installment of the Loyola University Museum of Art’s “Lunch at LUMA” series is Wednesday, April 20, starting at 11 a.m. The focus of the discussion is the Christian celebration of Easter, led by Loyola theology professor Dr. Andrew Radde-Gallwitz. Saint Paul's association of Christ with the Passover victim suggests that, in its origins, the Christian celebration, which we call Easter, is linked to the springtime Jewish holiday of Passover. Dr. Radde-Gallwitz will trace the history of the Easter festival, as well as Lent, Holy Week, and Pentecost, from Jewish roots to the joyous annual season of Resurrection.
The event is free with museum admission and RSVP is encouraged. To register, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 312.915.7608.
Looking ahead, the series will continue on May 18 with guest speaker Dr. Yarina Liston of Loyola’s theology department. More information can be found on this lecture and other LUMA events by visiting LUC.edu/luma/events.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Loyola University Museum of Art
820 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
Opened in 2005, the Loyola University Museum of Art is dedicated to exploring, promoting, and understanding art and artistic expression that illuminates the enduring spiritual questions of all cultures and societies. As a museum with an interest in education and educational programming, LUMA reflects the University’s Jesuit mission and is dedicated to helping people of all creeds explore the roots of their faith and spiritual quests. Located at Loyola University Chicago’s Water Tower Campus, the museum occupies the first three floors of the University’s historic Lewis Towers on Chicago’s famous Michigan Avenue. For more information, visit the museum’s website at LUC.edu/luma.
Art illuminating the spirit!