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The Compagna-Sennett Lecture in Religious Studies

Marc Brettler, Brandeis University

Monday, September 16 / 7:00 pm / Ostrove Auditorium

Who is God?  Good question.  Throughout history people around the world have been willing to sacrifice their lives, and end of the lives of others, in the name of the divine.  But what does the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) actually say about what God is like and how the divine operates in the world?  Come explore the many faces and facets of God presented in the Hebrew Bible, and how the multiple renderings of God might impact how we view the Bible as a whole.

Marc Zvi Brettler, the Dora Golding Professor of Biblical Studies at Brandeis University, is an award-winning teacher and author.  He has written and co-edited numerous books, including The Jewish Study Bible and, most recently, The Bible and the Believer: How to Read the Bible Critically and Religiously. 

This event, made possible by the Association for Jewish Studies Distinguished Lectureship Program, is co-sponsored by the religious studies department and Jewish studies program.