We would like to welcome the newest addition to the GTF faculty, Haitham Alzamareeh, Professor of Islamic Studies. Dr. Alzamareeh was born in Palestine in 1980 and studied at the Islamic University, Al-Madinah Al-Monawarah, Saudi Arabia with the Faculty of Sharia (Islamic Law). While at the Islamic University, Al-Madinah Al-Monawarah, Dr. Alzamareeh earned the Bachelor’s degree in 2003 with a grade of Distinction, first class honors, the Master’s degree in 2008, Principles of Jurisprudence (Islamic Law) with a grade of Distinction, first class honors and in 2014 he earned the Doctor of Philosophy in Principles of Jurisprudence (Islamic Law) with a grade of Distinction, first class honors. Read Dr. Alzamareeh’s full faculty profile.
Rev. John Edward Mulvihll, Professor of Canon Law at the Graduate Theologian Foundation, recently led a pilgrimage to Medugorje in the former Yugoslavia. The group visited the very crowded, twin-towered Church of St. James, built in 1969. Near the Church, the masterpiece of modern sculpture, “the Resurrected Savior,” shows Christ with arms upraised, but without a cross. Our pilgrim art lovers were pleased with that metal sculpture. “Apparition Hill” was central to the visit, and was the location of the 1981 mystical experience of the six teenage visionaries. The hill is very steep, and the pilgrims finally approached the hilltop through a field of sharp stones. During the walks, the pilgrims discussed the theology of pilgrimage, and personal transformation.