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Academic lecture: The Landscape of Monotheism

February 23, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

| Free

halpern-1BARUCH HALPERN, the Covenant Foundation Professor of Jewish Studies at University of Georgia, co-director of archeological excavations of the ancient city Megiddo in Israel and author of various books including David’s Secret Demons: Messiah, Murderer, Traitor, King, will discuss how and why monotheism was institutionalized in ancient Judah and Jerusalem, how this ideological strand continued after the exile, and influenced evolving Judaism as a whole, and then Christianity and Islam, what occasioned the idea and its socialization and governmental imposition, and what it signaled to religious traditionalists.

Kaplan-Brauer Lecture on the Contribution of Judaism to Civilization

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Date:
February 23, 2015
Time:
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
http://jewishstudies.unc.edu

Organizer

Carolina Center for Jewish Studies
Phone:
919-962-1509
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Website:
jewishstudies.unc.edu