Denison Hosts Professor Melissa Raphael
Date of Event: November 5, 2008
Posted: October 24, 2008 / Last Updated: November 4, 2008
The Denison University Goodspeed Lecture Series welcomes theologian, author and professor Melissa Raphael to speak on “Sexuality, Idolatry and the Hiding of God’s Face: A Post-Holocaust Perspective on the Representation of Jewish Women in Modern Jewish Art” at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 5, in Slayter Auditorium (200 Ridge Road). This event is free and open to the public.
A professor of theology and religious studies at the University of Gloucestershire, England, Raphael specializes in sacred and profane distinction in Western religion, feminist theology and Jewish theology. She has published many articles and has authored four books. Her latest, “The Female Face of God in Auschwitz: A Jewish Feminist Theology of the Holocaust,” received the Koret Jewish Book Award in 2004.
Raphael’s appearance is sponsored by the Goodspeed Lecture Series. The Goodspeed Series features scholars whose work is in the field of religion or is related to religious issues and is named in honor of Edgar J. Goodspeed, an 1890 Denison graduate who contributed to the Revised Standard Version of the Bible.
- DU -
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville — Goodspeed Lecture Series hosts Melissa Raphael; 4:30 p.m., Wed., Nov. 5, Slayter Auditorium (200 Ridge Road). Free and open to the public. For more information, contact 740-587-6241.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
For press inquiries:
- Barbara Stambaugh
- Position Title
- Director, Media Relations
- Primary Email
- Business Phone
- (740) 587-8575