Yoram Hazony

discusses

The Philosophy of Hebrew Scripture

This event includes a book signing

Date

Sep
7
Friday
September 7, 2012
3:00 PM

Location

Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets

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Harvard Book Store welcomes founder of the Shalem Center in Jerusalem YORAM HAZONY for a discussion of his new book, The Philosophy of Hebrew Scripture.

What if the Hebrew Bible wasn't meant to be read as "revelation"? What if it's not really about miracles or the afterlife - but about how to lead our lives in this world?

The Philosophy of Hebrew Scripture proposes a new framework for reading the Bible. It shows how biblical authors used narrative and prophetic oratory to advance universal arguments about ethics, political philosophy, and metaphysics. It offers bold new studies of biblical narratives and prophetic poetry, transforming forever our understanding of what the stories of Abel, Abraham, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, and David, and the speeches of Isaiah and Jeremiah, were meant to teach. 

"A deep and lucid investigation of the connections between the two chief strands of our intellectual history. A great achievement." —Steven Pinker, Harvard College Professor of Psychology and the author of The Better Angels of our Nature

Yoram Hazony
Yoram Hazony

Yoram Hazony

Yoram Hazony is an Israeli philosopher and political theorist. He is a founder of the Shalem Center, a think-tank and research institute in Jerusalem, where he served as president until 2002. He is presently Provost and a Senior Fellow in the Department of Philosophy, Political Theory and Religion. Hazony serves on the Board of Advisors of the John Templeton Foundation, and is a Senior Editor for the peer-reviewed journal Hebraic Political Studies. He is author of a regular weblog on philosophy, Israel, Judaism, and higher education called Jerusalem Letters.

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