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Sunday, June 17 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
The meaning of biblical violence: wrestling with the Bible's worst texts

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The Jewish Bible is literarily complex, poetic, profound — and frequently violent. This session explores some of the Bible's most famously bloody passages and their significance for readers past and present. How have classical interpreters and modern philosophers tried to understand, re-interpret, or ignore the deeply troubling character of some biblical passages? And what virtues, if any, could there be in having a frequently violent Bible?

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Emily Filler

Chair and Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies at Earlham College
Emily is Chair and Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies at Earlham College, Indiana, where she teaches modern philosophy and ethics alongside Jewish text. A PhD from the University of Virginia, she is particularly interested in the possibility that ‘troubling texts’ — violent... Read More →

Sunday June 17, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm AEST