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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)April 15, 2004

(Mahwah) – Who Killed Jesus?” is the topic of a discussion presented by Dr. Anthony T. Padovano, a theologian and distinguished professor of literature and philosophy at Ramapo College of New Jersey. The discussion, in the historical context of the arrest, trial, and execution of Jesus, will be held on Tuesday, April 27, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the York Room of The Mansion. The public is invited to attend.

In the controversy surrounding Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ, historical texts have been revisited for an analysis and interpretation of who was responsible for Jesus’s death. Padovano’s presentation will be influenced by his training as a theologian at the S.T.D. Georgian University and as a philosopher at St. Thomas International University, both in Rome, and by his doctoral studies in literature at Fordham University in New York.

Collections of his personal and professional papers, the Padovano Papers,” are in the archives of Notre Dame University. Senator Bill Bradley of New Jersey read his Lifetime Achievement into the Congressional Record of the 104th Congress in 1995. Padovano has lectured internationally and is the author of 27 books, including three award-winning plays, and 150 articles. His work has been translated into Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. He is the appointed Catholic pastor of Inclusive Community, where Catholics and Protestants worship together. Padovano is a former president and active ambassador of CORPUS, the National Association for a Married Priesthood.

The presentation is sponsored by Ramapo College’s History Club and the Campus Ministry. For more information, contact Debra Stark at 201.684.7221.


Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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