13 October, 2022
We are deeply honoured to welcome Professor Sebastian Brock FBA, to lead a session of the Eastern Christianity in Interfaith Contexts Reading Group.
Please see below the details of this fascinating talk.
The reading material will be circulated to those who will register for this session.
Topic: Sarah and the Akedah: A Syriac Narrative Poem on Genesis 22
Speaker: Professor Sebastian Brock, FBA, Wolfson College, University of Oxford, UK.
Chair: Professor Susan Ashbrook Harvey, Willard Prescott and Annie McClelland Smith Professor of History and Religion, Brown University, USA.
Date: 13 October, 2022
Time: 17:00-18:00 BST | 9:00-10:00 PT | 12:00-13:00 ET
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If you missed this session, a recording is available below:
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- Dadisho of Qatar: Questioning the Desert Fathers
- George the Athonite on Matters of Faith and Rite, According to the Life of St George the Hagiorite
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