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Comparative study of Christianity and Judaism in Late Antiquity

Comparative study of Christianity and Judaism in Late Antiquity


Truth, Love and Death- Reading Christian and Jewish hagiographies from Late Antiquity through a comparative prism.

This graduate reading group will discuss some of the main sub-genres of hagiography: birth and death narratives, miracle tales, martyr stories, stories of repentance, and more, while paying specific attention to the inter-religious differences as well as to the shared cultural imagination of the texts.

Lent: Comparative Exegesis

We will focus on the books of Genesis, The Song of Songs and Hosea, as read by the Jewish tradition of classical rabbinic Midrash and by church fathers who lived in close proximity to major Jewish communities both in the Land of Israel and in Babylonia.

The reading group will meet every other Thursday from 10.00-11.30 in seminar room 7, starting October 12th.

 Conveners: Dr. Tali Artman Partock, Dr. Daniel Weiss.


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Mar 24, 2020

Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

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