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Lecture: "War Against the Divided Soul: Notes Toward a Rabbinic Psychology of Religion"


University of Washington's Martin Jaffee to lecture at Reed College on March 22.


WHAT

Martin Jaffee, professor of Jewish studies and comparative religion at the Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington, will lecture on Rabbinic psychology in religion.

The lecture is sponsored by Reed's humanities 110 program and the president's office.

 

WHEN

7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22

 

WHERE

Vollum Lecture Hall, Reed College, 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd., Portland (Use east parking lot off of SE Woodstock Blvd.)

 

COST

Free and open to the public

 

CONTACT

For more information, the public is asked to visit the Reed events website at events.reed.edu or call the Reed events line at 503/777-7755



Martin Jaffee
Martin Jaffee has taught Jewish studies and comparative religion at the Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington, since 1987. He is best known for his work on the nature of rabbinic oral-traditional culture in Late Antiquity, several textbooks for the study of Judaism, and essays on pedagogical theory and practice in religious studies. His current research interests include the history of rabbinic discipleship in ancient times and the historical role of self-criticism in Jewish ethics and piety.

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