Saturday, February 02, 2008

E. P. Sanders to give Franke Lecture at Yale

If you are anywhere near Yale, this will be well worth taking the time to get to:

“Law vs. Religion” Topic of Lecture at Yale’s Whitney Humanities Center
New Haven, Conn. — E.P. Sanders, Arts and Sciences Professor of Religion Emeritus at Duke University, will launch the 2008 Franke Lecture series on “Religion and Law in Historical Perspective” with a talk at 5 p.m. on February 6 at the Whitney Humanities Center Auditorium, 53 Wall Street.

Titled “Does Law Debase the Human-Divine Relationship? The Christian Charge Against Judaism,” the talk is free and open to the public . . . .

. . . . The Franke Lectures are made possible by the generosity of Richard and Barbara Franke, and are intended to present important topics in the humanities to a wide and general audience. The 2008 series explores the historical relation between religion and law in Jewish, Christian and contemporary legal thought, and is organized in conjunction with the undergraduate seminar taught by Christine Hayes, professor of Religious Studies in Classical Judaica at Yale.

1 comment:

Ben said...

Interesting title. I wonder if Sanders has neo-Lutheranism in his sights, or something else (early Christianity?), since quite a few Christian traditions (Reformed Protestantism for example) would never think of saying that Law debases the divine-human relationship.