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Med/Ren: Medievalist Professor Jon Whitman Lecture
“Those ‘Literalists’ (the Christians) and Those ‘Allegorists’ (the Jews): Transforming the ‘Literal Sense’ of Christian Scripture”
Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Fisher-Bennett Hall 401

Professor Jon Whitman (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
“Those ‘Literalists’ (the Christians) and Those ‘Allegorists’ (the Jews): Transforming the ‘Literal Sense’ of Christian Scripture”

Reception will follow in the Fisher-Bennett Hall Faculty Lounge

Sponsors:
Faculty Working Group in Medieval Studies, Dept. of English, Dept, of History, Program in Comparative Literature, Department of Classical Studies, and the Jewish Studies Program

Prof. Jon Whitman teaches in the Department of English of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.  Among his publications are Allegory: The Dynamics of an Ancient and Medieval Technique (co-published by Oxford University Press and Harvard University Press); Interpretation and Allegory: Antiquity to the Modern Period (a collective study under his editorship and published by Brill); and Romance and History: Imagining Time from the Medieval to the Early Modern Period (a collaborative work edited by him and recently published by Cambridge University Press).