Hannah Arendt Center presents:
Lunchtime Talk: Ory Amitay
The Importance of Studying Monotheism in the 21st Century
Thursday, February 16, 2012
12:15 pm – 2:00 pm
This event occurred on: Thu. February 16, 12:15 pm
The monotheistic (a.k.a Abrahamic) movement is one of the most influential and widespread ideological phenomena in the world today. Ironically, the story of this massive superstructure of faith, myth, even diet has not yet been told. While many treatments can be found of Judaism, Christianity and Islam (to say nothing of the many subdivisions within each), the monotheistic movement as a whole has not yet received a grand narrative to match. A main reason for that is the outlandish proportions of the task involved. In his talk, Professor Amitay will propose a new methodological approach, and try to explain why a deeper understanding of Monotheism is both relevant and necessary.