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Gil Anidjar: The Word of God

February 4, 2015 @ 4:10 pm - 6:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE AND LOCATION FOR GIL ANIDJAR: “THE WORD OF GOD.”

Wednesday, February 4
Knox Hall, Room 509
Gil Anidjar, Columbia University
“The Word of God”

What does it mean for something to be ‘the word of God?’ What are the origins, forms, and functions of this concept? This seminar series will investigate what it means within the traditions of Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, and Hinduism, with a variety of scholars and thinkers.

All talks will be from 4:10-6:00pm.  This series is free and open to all.  No registration is required, but space is limited.

An audio recording for this event is now available here.

Future talks in the Word of God Series include:

Friday, February 13
80 Claremont, Room 101
Wael Hallaq, Columbia University

Wednesday, February 25 (tentative)
Knox Hall, Room 509
Souleymane Bachir Diagne, Columbia University

Friday, February 27
80 Claremont Ave, Room 101
Arindam Chakrabarti, University of Hawai’i
“Moral Epistemic Authority With or Without God: The Meaning of an Imperative Sentence (Vidhi-vAkya), Nyaya versus Miimamsa”

Wednesday, March 11
Schermerhorn Hall Extension, Room 754
Hamid Dabashi, Columbia University
“Can a Monotheist God be Multilingual?”

Wednesday, March 25
Knox Hall, Room 509
Lawrence McCrea, Cornell University

Wednesday, April 15
Knox Hall, Room 509
Hossein Kamaly, Barnard College

Wednesday, April 29
Knox Hall, Room 509
Parimal Patil, Harvard University

Further series meetings will be scheduled soon.  Additional speakers include:

Charles Hallisey, Harvard University
Shaul Magid, Indiana University

Details

Date:
February 4, 2015
Time:
4:10 pm - 6:00 pm
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