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Peter Ochs, Jan. 13, 2011

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Dr. Peter Ochs, professor of modern Judaic studies at the University of Virginia, spoke about scriptural reasoning at Augustana Jan. 13, 2011.

Scriptural reasoning is a way of studying scripture with people from different faith traditions. Muslims, Christians and Jews meet together in small groups to read and discuss passages from their sacred texts that relate to a common issue. The approach allows participants to explore similarities and differences in an open and trusting environment.

Also participating in this convocation were Imam Saad Baig, Islamic Center of the Quad Cities; Rabbi Tamar Grimm, Tri-City Jewish Center; and the Rev. Richard Priggie, Augustana college chaplain. They read and commented on Qur'anic and Biblical verses about Jonah.