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  1. Dante's Inferno: The Illustrations of Amos Nattini

    Nov. 26, 2014   Nov. 27, 2014  
    There are additional future dates for this event.

    Organized by the Canton Museum of Art, this new exhibition will be displayed for the first… View more

  2. Breaking Open the Scripture: The New Testament

    Nov. 27, 2014   Dec. 4, 2014  

    In the last half of an eight-part series, Dr. Chris Seeman will explore four themes that are… View more

  3. Veterans Reading Group

    Dec. 3, 2014

    The Walsh University Veterans Reading Group will meet in the North Founders Room. The group… View more

  4. Walsh University Christmas Festival

    Dec. 5, 2014

    A celebration of lessons and carols with the Walsh University Chorale. Location:… View more

  5. Christmas on Hoover Farm

    Dec. 7, 2014

    Join us for a festive afternoon at the Hoover Historical Center as we kick off the Christmas… View more

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Interpreting Abraham Book Celebration

Date(s): Mar. 20, 2014 - Mar. 20, 2014
Event Time: 3 PM - 5:30 PM

Celebrate the publication of "Interpreting Abraham: Journeys to Moriah" by Walsh Professor Dr. Bradley Beach and former Walsh Professor Dr. Matthew Powell, also featuring contributors Dr. Laurence F. Bove and Rabbi John H. Spitzer. 

The story of Abraham and Isaac is a story of near universal importance. Sitting near the core of three of the world's great religious traditions, this nineteen verse story opens a world of interpretive possibilities, raising questions of family, loyalty, faith, and choices that are common to all. This collection of essays takes up the question of how our interpretation of this pivotal text has changed over time, and how, even in unlikely intellectual places, the story influences our thought. It begins by exploring various readings of Abraham and the Akedah story throughout the traditional lenses of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. From there, it moves into modern and postmodern readings, including how such varied thinkers as Kant and Kierkegaard, Kafka and Derrida have engaged the text. The book demonstrates the diversity of interpretations, and the dramatic impact of the story on the western intellectual tradition.

Celebration will be in held in St. Martha's Room in the Barrette Business and Community Center on the Walsh University Campus. 

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