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Spring Shapiro Lecture 2020

April 20, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - April 20, 2020 @ 7:00 PM


Dr. Christine Hayes

Weis Professor of Religious Studies in Classical Judaicat, Yale University

Divine Law: A Tale of Two Concepts (and three responses)

In late antiquity, two radically distinct conceptions of divine law – Greek natural law grounded in reason and biblical law grounded in revelation – confronted one another with a force that reverberates to the present.  This lecture explores three ancient Jewish responses to these dueling conceptions of divine law – responses that would shape western civilization in profound ways.