Dr. Anathea Portier-Young Lecture

Event date: Tuesday, October 30, 2012, from 4:15 PM to 6:30 PM
Location: Emmanuel College Room 119

“Terror, Trauma, and the Imaginary of Hope: Revelation as Resistance in the First Historical Apocalypses”

Dr. Anathea Portier-Young

Associate Professor of Old Testament

Duke Divinity School

Tuesday, October 30

4:00 pm in Room 119

Reception to follow in Room 319

Emmanuel College

75 Queen’s Park Crescent

Further information:

betsy.anderson@utoronto.ca or 416-813-4096

This Free Lecture is co-sponsored by Emmanuel College and the

University of St. Michael’s College of the Toronto School of Theology

Dr. Anathea Portier-Young

Anathea Portier-Young’s scholarship combines literary, sociological,

and theological approaches to the Old Testament with an interest in

hermeneutics, history of interpretation, and ethics. She specializes in

late second temple Jewish literature, with special attention to early

Jewish apocalypses, testaments, and novellas from the third through

first centuries BCE. Her book,

Apocalypse Against Empire Theologies

of Resistance in Early Judaism

, views the first Jewish apocalypses as

responses to imperial domination and hegemony. Her second book,

The Theology of the Book of Daniel

, will appear in the series Old

Testament Theology

(Cambridge University Press, 2012). Portier-

Young has published scholarly articles on Daniel, Tobit,

Joseph and


, and 1 Corinthians. She writes regularly for the website

WorkingPreacher.org. Her other research interests include the book

of Genesis and its interpretation, constructions of identity, gender,

and ethnicity, and traditions of violence and nonviolence in Old

Testament and other early Jewish literature.


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