Learning to Speak: A Midrashic Portrait of the Biblical Moses, U.U. Belfast

05 Sep 2017
The Conor Lecture Theatre, Ulster University, Belfast Campus

avilah–Reading Moses in the Context of Conflict

At 7pm on September 5th in The Conor Lecture Theatre at Ulster University, Belfast Campus.

Internationally renowned Jewish scholar Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg invites us to consider the life of a human being born into genocide, nurtured in fear and trauma and wrestling with a complex and insecure identity. Yet also called to lead an emerging community into a new future.

Drawing on the biblical accounts of Moses, alongside postmodern literary criticism, art history, psychotherapy, trauma and conflict studies as well as classical Jewish rabbinic midrash, she presents Moses as a survivor and the living metaphor of his people.

Zornberg is among the leading biblical commentators at work today, combining an immense scholarship with a distinctively poetic voice.

Tickets for this event are available here.

icptThis event is part supported by The Irish Centres for Public Theology, an emerging cross border network for theological thinking and action.