Tortured Readings: Hermeneutics and the Authorization of State Violence

CURA Colloquium with Alexandra Zirkle, Post-Doctoral Associate, Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies Zirkle's working paper chapter explores how in both a 19th-c German context and a 21-c US context, scriptural hermeneutics have been weaponized to justify imperial violence against religious minorities. This chapter will be appearing in a forthcoming Routledge volume, Is There a Bomb in this Text? Exploring Relationships Between Scripture and Violence, eds. Julia Snyder and Daniel H. Weiss. Reading the paper in advance is required for attendance. Email for a copy. Co-sponsored with the School of Theology
12:00 pm on Friday, January 25, 2019
1:30 pm on Friday, January 25, 2019
232 Bay State Rd. Room 505