2014 Divinity-Classics LectureErich S. Gruen, U.C., BerkeleyCHRISTIANS AND JEWS IN THE AGE
OF NEROIntroduction by John J. Collin sYale Divinity School Thursday, April 10, 2014 6: 00pmLinsly Chittenden Hall, (LC- 101), 63 High StreetThis lecture is free and open to the public.Reception to follow.The lecture takes as its start ing point the arrival of Paul in Rome. It attempts toreconst ruct the atmosphere for Jews and Christians in Neronian Rome at that point , toconsider the attitude of t he Roman government toward the m, to discern their relationsw ith one another, and to ask wh at Paul might have anticipated when he chose to appealto the emperor and present his case before the imperial throne.Erich S. Gruen is the Gladys Rehard Wood Professor Emeritus at U.C., Berkeley. His most re cent books include,Diaspora: Jews amidst Greeks and Romans (Harvard University Pre ss) and Rethinking the Other in Antiquity (PrincetonUniversity Press). For more information about Professor Emeritus Gruen ,please visit http://history.berkeley. edu/people/erich-s-gruenJohn J. Collins is the Holmes Professor of Old Testament Criticism and Interpretation at Yale Divinity School.The lecture will be livestream ed at http://new.livestream.co m/yaledivinityschoolSponsored by Yale University’s Divinity School,Department of Classics, and Ju daic Studies Program.