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On Embedding the Bible in the Human Past: The Beginnings of Historical Criticism

Academic Lecture with Michael Legaspi, Penn State University.

On Embedding the Bible in the Human Past: The Beginnings of Historical Criticism

February 26, 2020, 5:30pm, Dey Hall, Toy Lounge [fourth floor].
Free and open to the public.

Though varieties of historical criticism have been central to the modern, academic study of the Bible, many scholars, advocating new paradigms, have called this centrality into question. Given ongoing reassessments of method in biblical studies, what might an examination of the beginnings of historical criticism contribute to an understanding of the discipline today? This talk will consider this and related questions.

 

Michael Legaspi is Associate Professor of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies and Jewish Studies at Penn State University. He is the author of The Death of Scripture and the Rise of Biblical Studies (OUP 2010) and Wisdom in Classical and Biblical Tradition(OUP 2018).

 

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