Odyssey: Jerusalem, City and Symbol

This lecture will examine Jerusalem through three pairs of multiple lenses that offer questions with richly contoured answers. How, exactly, did the city evolve as a focal point in the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim traditions? How does each of these traditions connect to Jerusalem spiritually, liturgically, politically, and with words, images, and even melody? From the archaeological record and how it reflects, refracts, validates, or contradicts biblical references, to the 20th and 21st centuries, what elements of continuity and what new issues emerge? What can one conclude about Jerusalem, given recent political events as well as artistic expressions, from past to future?

918.187.01 via Zoom
Thursday, March 4; 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $25 (one session)

JHU full-time faculty/staff are eligible for 80% tuition remission; spouse for 50%. Unfortunately, you cannot register online and receive the discount. For registration information, email bhebron@jhu.edu.