7 2015

"What's so Divine about Divine Law?"

12:45PM - 2:00PM  

Contact Rosalind Atkins

On Saturday, February 7, 2015, Christine Hayes, Ph.D., Weis Professor of Religious Studies in Classical Judaism at Yale, will present a Lunch and Learn at Congregation B'nai Jacob at 12:45PM, following Kiddush. Please join us to hear this learned and popular teacher speak about her new book, "What's Divine about Divine Law? Early Perspectives" (Princeton University Press).

In late antiquity, two radically distinct conceptions of divine law-- Greek natural law grounded in reason and Biblical law grounded in revelation-- confronted one another with a force that reverberates to the present. This lecture explores three ancient Jewish responses to these dueling conceptions of divine law-- responses that would shape western civilization in in profound ways.

Sponsor: Congregation B'nai Jacob Adult Education Committee

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