Just read about a conference being held on May 12th at Union Theological Seminary.  I would love to be able to be there!  Funny enough, I will be in the US for the Expound Symposium two days later, but have no plans to stop in New York (at least not outside the airport)!  The theme of this conference is similar to a part of what I’ll be presenting at the symposium.

I learned about this conference through Jared Calaway’s website: http://www.antiquitopia.blogspot.com/ (original posting by Deirdre Good)

Calaway is an intriguing scholar, whom I’ve met a few times at SBL. He’s very much into early Jewish mysticism and will be speaking at the conference on “Seeing the Divine in Antique Judaism.”

If anyone is at UTS or in the area and will be able to attend, I would love to hear about it!  I have an undergraduate friend, Penny, from St Andrews here that is going to be doing an MA at UTS, but alas I don’t think she’ll be there by then!

Seeing the God in Late Antique Mediterranean and Roman Culture–Thursday May 12th

Co-sponsored by UTS History Department and Fordham Department of Theology
Union Theol. Seminary Room 207
10.00  Coffee and Cookies.
10.20  Welcome. Symposiarchs Profs. McGuckin & Pettis
10.30  Introduction Panel 1.  Chair  Prof. Jeff Pettis
10.40 —11.00 Seeing the god in Greco-Roman cult. J Pettis
11.00— 11.20 Seeing among the Philosophers. S. Trostyanskiy
11.20 —11.40 Seeing the divine in antique Judaism. J Calaway
11.40— 12.00 Seeing divine things in proto-Christian Literature.  J Pettis & J McGuckin.
12.00— 12.10 Seeing our way to a break
12.10  Introduction Panel 2.  Chair  Prof. McGuckin
12.15– 12.35 Vision in the Nag Hammadi Texts. C. Lilllie
12.30-  12.50 Holy vision in Syro-Christian texts. T French
12.50– 1.10 Seeing things invisible in Byzantium. J McGuckin
1.10 —  1.40 Open Panel Discussion.

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