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Is a Manuscript a Mirror?

Feb 21

7:00 PM
Kaplan Family Library DC 218

Marc EpsteinIs a Manuscript A Mirror? What Can Religious Studies Learn from Art?

Art is unequivocally a part of Christian tradition, since Christians understand God to have incarnated God’s Self in a human body, effectively reproducing the Divine Image in another medium. Jews, of course, had a different take on the use of art. We know about the notorious Second Commandment, which allegedly prohibits the biblical Israelites from making art. But does it? And what did that commandment mean for later, post-biblical Jews? Since both Jews and Christians made art in all periods of history, one might profitably ask how these two approaches to art should be viewed, compared. How were they used to understand each religion’s view of the place of people in the world and in relationship to God—raising questions of religion, aesthetics, and politics?

Marc Michael Epstein, Professor of Religion and Visual Culture on the Mattie M. Paschall (1899) & Norman Davis Chair and Director of Jewish Studies at Vassar College will attempt to provide some answers to these enduring and compelling questions.

This event is sponsored by CDI and the Kaplan Family Library.

Regular Hours - North Wing

The North Wing of Kaplan Library includes areas on the 1st and 2nd floors where books, journals, dvd's, and other materials are housed, including the Curriculum Materials Center.

SundayNovember 11, 201811:00 a.m. -  12:00 a.m.
MondayNovember 12, 2018  7:30 a.m. -  12:00 a.m.
TuesdayNovember 13, 2018  7:30 a.m. -  12:00 a.m.
WednesdayNovember 14, 2018  7:30 a.m. -  12:00 a.m.
ThursdayNovember 15, 2018  7:30 a.m. -  12:00 a.m.
FridayNovember 16, 2018  7:30 a.m. -    7:00 p.m.
SaturdayNovember 17, 201810:00 a.m. -    6:00 p.m.
   
SundayNovember 18, 201811:00 a.m. -  12:00 a.m.
MondayNovember 19, 2018  7:30 a.m. -  12:00 a.m.
TuesdayNovember 20, 2018  7:30 a.m. -    7:00 p.m.
WednesdayNovember 21, 2018 Closed
ThursdayNovember 22, 2018 Closed
FridayNovember 23, 2018 Closed
SaturdayNovember 24, 2018 Closed

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After-Hours Access to Kaplan Library South Wing

Kaplan Library & Learning Center provides access to its South Wing after regular library hours and on days when the library is closed.

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