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Providence Graduate to Lecture at St. Margaret’s

WINNIPEG - The public is invited to attend a lecture by Jeremy Penner, entitled The Origins of Liturgy: Patterns of Daily Prayer in the Second Temple Judaism. He will discuss how set daily prayers became common practice within Judaism, given that the Hebrew Scriptures never command or recommend them. Penner seeks to uncover the historical and social processes that underlie the origins and development of Jewish daily prayer practices, particularly the establishment of set times for daily prayer. Since daily prayer lacks explicit biblical warrant, his research seeks to explain how this custom was legitimized as divinely inspired.

WHEN: Thursday, January 17 - 7:30 pm

WHERE: St. Margaret's Anglican Church, 160 Ethelbert Street, Winnipeg

Admission is free

“Biblical studies has always been central to the Providence curriculum and Jeremy Penner was an exceptionally gifted student. To see him contributing to biblical scholarship on an international level, now, is very gratifying.”
Cameron S. McKenzie
Associate Professor of Old Testament, Academic Dean
Providence University College

BACKGROUND- About Jeremy Penner
Born and raised in Manitoba, Jeremy Penner received his B.A. Honors from Providence University College in Otterburne, Manitoba in 2001. His Honors Thesis was entitled “Acts 15 and the Gentile Mission”. He continued his studies at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey and graduated with a Masters of Arts in 2003 (Dissertation: Legal Witnessing in the Dead Sea Scrolls: Maintaining Purity and Holiness). In 2010, Penner completed his PhD. at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. His dissertation, entitled “The Origins of Liturgy: Patterns of Daily Prayer in the Second Temple Judaism” was published by Brill in 2012. Dr. Penner is currently a Postdoctoral fellow at KU Leuven in Belgium.

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