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Oxford Princeton Partnership Lectures

September 2013 –January 2014: ‘Anthromorphism and images of gods and God among Greeks, Romans, Jews and Christians’

In Autumn 2013, parallel sessions were held in the two universities.

Oxford Programme

Week 1 (15 Oct): Anthromorphism and images of gods and God among Greeks, Romans, Jews and Christians

Week 2 (22 Oct): Mahdavi Nevader (Oxford). ‘God's Two Bodies: Royal Anthropomorphism in the Hebrew Bible'

Week 3 (29 Oct): Dirk Obbink (Oxford), ‘Images and Religious Knowledge in Epicurus.’

Week 4 (6 Nov): Maren Niehoff (Hebrew University, Jerusalem), ‘Philo of Alexandria between the Bible, Platonic Transcendentalism and Stoic Immanentism.’

Week 5 (12 Nov): Anna Clark (Oxford), ‘Muses in Rome: anthropomorphism, personification, genre.’

Week 6 (19 Nov): Morwenna Ludlow (Exeter), 'Now you hear me, now you don't': prosopopoeia and the problem of divine speech in early Christian texts.’

Week 7 (26 Nov): Milette Gaifman (Yale), ‘Divine Fluidities: Between Anthropomorphism and Aniconism.’

Week 8 (3 Dec): Esther Eidinow (Nottingham), 'Always on my mind? A cognitive approach to anthropomorphism in Greek religion.’