The Book of Habakkuk and Select Themes from the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius
The Book of Habakkuk is one of the first prophetic books to be written before the first exile of 597 BC. We hardly know anything about the prophet Habakkuk, but his small book (consisting of only three chapters) deals with important themes such as God’s justice, God’s making use of Israel’s enemies to discipline the Israelites themselves, as well as the problem of the suffering of the innocent. God’s sovereignty and the importance of a total faith in Him are underscored.
In this weekend seminar, such theological tenets will be examined and placed in their proper context, namely that of the late 7th century BC. In turn these tenets will be linked to select themes from the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius.
Date: 20th April at 6.00 pm till Sunday 22nd April
Venue: Mt St Joseph Retreat House, Mosta
Speaker: Professor Anthony J. Frendo
Professor Anthony J. Frendo, Head of the Department of Oriental Studies at the University of Malta, lectures on Ancient Near Eastern Studies. His special interests lie in Biblical Hebrew, the Bible, and Near Eastern Archaeology (mainly Biblical Archaeology). He is also interested in Ignatian Spirituality.