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Phone: (504) 866-8793

Director: Ronna Burger, Department of Philosophy

Secretary: Nancy Tatarski

Myra Clare Rogers Memorial Chapel:

Newcomb Campus
1229 Broadway St.
New Orleans, LA 70118
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2015 Lecture Program


Christine Hayes Lecture

Christine Hayes

"What's So Divine about Divine Law"

Hugh McCloskey Evans Memorial Lecture
December 3, 2015

Christine Hayes is Robert F. and Patricia R. Weis Professor of Religious Studies at Yale University, where she has taught since 1996, following three years teaching in the Princeton Near Eastern Studies Department. She received her BA from Harvard and PhD from the Department of Near Eastern Studies at Berkeley. Her award-winning books include Between the Babylonian and Palestinian Talmuds (Oxford 1997) and Gentile Impurities and Jewish Identities: Intermarriage and Conversion from the Bible to the Talmud (Oxford 2002). Prof. Hayes' Introduction to the Bible (Yale 2012) is based on her widely viewed online Bible class in the Open Yale Courses program. Her most recent book, What’s Divine About Divine Law? (Princeton 2015), examines the classical and biblical roots of the Western idea of divine law.


Roslyn Weiss Lecture

Roslyn Weiss

"The Transcendent God of Goodness"

The Mary Anna and Rabbi Julian B. Feibelman Memorial Lecture
October 22, 2015

Roslyn Weiss is the Clara H. Stewardson Professor of Philosophy at Lehigh University, where she has been teaching since 1991. She received her PhD in philosophy from Columbia University and an MA in Jewish Studies from Baltimore Hebrew College. She has held Fellowships from the National Endowment for Humanities, the Princeton University Center for Human Values, Earhart Foundation, and the Center for Hellenic Studies, among others. Prof. Weiss is the author of books on Plato’s Crito (Oxford 1998), Plato’s Meno (Oxford 2001), the Socratic Paradox (Chicago 2006), and most recently, Philosophers in the Republic: Plato’s Two Paradigms (Cornell 2012), along with numerous articles and presentations on the Hebrew Bible, Maimonides, and other medieval Jewish thinkers.


Joshua Parens, Douglas Kries, and Joseph MacFarland

"Prophet, King, and Philosopher in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Thought"

The Catherine and Henry J. Gaisman Memorial Lecture, April 20, 2015

Panel with the Directors of the National Endowment for the Humanities 2014 Summer Seminar, Medieval Political Philosophy: Islamic, Jewish, and Christian.


Steven Berg

"Dante's Inferno: Biblical Tradition and Greek Philosophy"

Rogers Memorial Seminar, March 3, 2015

Speaker: Steven Berg, Department of Philosophy, Bellarmine University, Louisville

Discussion Leader: Michael Golluber, St. John’s College, Santa Fe


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