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Thu, February 2, 2017, 5:00 - 7:00pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall, UC Berkeley

Dale B. Martin, Woolsey Professor of Religious Studies, Yale University, and Danforth Visiting Professor of Theological Studies, St. Louis University

For the past two centuries, scholars have attempted to derive orthodox Christian theology by reading the New Testament. They have, however, insisted that any contemporary theology be based on historical-critical exegesis of the ancient text, taking the meaning relevant for today from what scholars decide was the meaning intended by the original author or understood … Continue reading

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Thu, February 16, 2017, 9:00 - 5:00pm
UC Berkeley, CA

The notion of “vernacular theology” has developed in reference to a body of Christian texts in vernacular languages that emerged during the late middle ages in lay or semi-lay circles. These texts and artifacts (music, images) address questions and practices of devotion, as well as theological issues and problems. They articulate positions outside of, and … Continue reading