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Alumni Reception and Livingston Lecture

2016 AHSS Alumni Reception and Livingston Lecture


 (INFORMATION ON THE 2017 LIVINGSTON LECTURE WILL BE AVAILABLE IN FALL 2016)

schofieldOver 500 AHSS alums, faculty and students gathered in May for the annual Alumni Reception and John C. Livingston Lecture. This year's lecture, presented by Alison Schofield, associate professor of religious studies, was entitled How the Bible Became a Book: The Rise of Scripture in Judaism and Christianity. Professor Schofield described some of the dynamic history of the various texts that eventually made it into a best-selling collection of scripture. She explained that the Dead Sea Scrolls and other ancient sources can inform us about the origin and early history of the Bible as sacred book.

The annual alumni reception and lecture is free and will be held again in spring, 2017. 

 

View this video of Dr. Schofield's presentation on How the Bible Became a Book: