Cultural Crisis and Textual Transitions: The Confucian and Jewish Cases

Starts:
12:30 pm on Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Ends:
2:00 pm on Wednesday, January 28, 2015
URL:
http://www.bu.edu/judaicstudies/calendar/?eid=162193
Contact Name:
Caroline Jones
At our first BUJS forum of 2015, Visiting Researcher Yair Lior (Religion) will trace cross-cultural patterns in the development of Kabbalah and Neo-Confucianism. Both movements radically altered the canons of established traditions but were nevertheless able to achieve legitimacy. Dr. Lior will compare these two case studies and consider a broader question: how do religious traditions adapt to cultural change? Lunch will be served from 12 pm.