Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Erich Gruen April 10th "Christians & Jews in the Age of Nero" Live streamed

2014 Divinity-Classics Lecture

Erich S. Gruen, U.C., Berkeley
Introduction by John J. Collins
    Yale Divinity School
                      Thursday, April 10, 2014 6:00pm
                       Linsly Chittenden Hall, (LC-101), 63 High Street
This lecture is free and open to the public.
Reception to follow.
The lecture takes as its starting point the arrival of Paul in Rome. It attempts toreconstruct the atmosphere for Jews and Christians in Neronian Rome at that point, toconsider the attitude of the Roman government toward them, to discern their relationswith one another, and to ask what 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 recent books include,Diaspora: Jews amidst Greeks and Romans (Harvard University Press) and Rethinking the Other in Antiquity (PrincetonUniversity Press). For more information about Professor Emeritus Gruen,
John J. Collins is the Holmes Professor of Old Testament Criticism and Interpretation at Yale Divinity School.
The lecture will be livestreamed at
Sponsored by Yale University’s Divinity School,
Department of Classics, and Judaic Studies Program.

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