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Beyond here there be dragons: The world’s oldest story

May 28, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

A talk by Professor Robert Miller, The Catholic University of America

Israel characterises evil not as a devil with horns, a tail, and pitchfork, but as a dragon. Israel borrowed this mythic image from its neighbours and used it strategically throughout the Old and New Testaments to say something about the nature of evil. As it turns out, the story Israel tells of the dragon is not hundreds, but thousands of years older than the Bible. Why? Why does Israel use this perennial human myth, and what does it mean theologically to worship a God who is both dragon-slayer and dragon-tamer?

For further information and booking contact Ela Wolbek: 01223 741 039 | mbitadm@hermes.cam.ac.uk

 

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Date:
May 28, 2019
Time:
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm