Reading Religiously in Bible-Thumping, Bible-Tweeting Culture
Date of Lecture: April 3, 2017
About the Speaker: Danna Nolan Fewell is the John Fletcher Hurst Professor of Hebrew Bible at Drew University. She is the author of "The Children of Israel: Reading the Bible for the Sake of Our Children" (2003) and "Icon of Loss: The Haunting Child of Samuel Bak" (2009) and co-editor of "Representing the Irreparable: The Shoah, the Bible, and the Art of Samuel Bak" (2008).
About the Talk: In her talk, Fewell breaks down the biblical story of the ancient city of Sodom (Genesis 19), often cited as a judgment against homosexual behavior, to explore its complex moral lessons and how these might contribute to contemporary social and political discourse.
This lecture is co-sponsored by the Dean's Office and the McFarland Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture.