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April 29, 2019  

The Seminar Room | Elisa Uusimäki on Wisdom and Torah in Jewish Antiquity

In March of this year, dr. Elisa Uusimäki from Helsinki University gave a presentation at a joint seminar hosted by Religious History, Old and New Testament Studies and Jewish Studies, at CTR, under the title"Wisdom and Torah in Jewish Antiquity: What Can We Learn from the Dead Sea Scrolls?" 

Dr Elisa Uusimäki is a scholar of ancient Jewish literature and holds the title of docent at the University of Helsinki, currently involved in the research project "Conceptions of Virtue in Early Judaism" (2018‐2020). Uusimäki has published on wisdom and torah, the Dead Sea Scrolls, ancient scriptural interpretation, the figure of the sage in antiquity, and exemplarity. Apart from Helsinki, she has studied and conducted research at the University of Manchester, Yale University, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Rijksuniversiteit Groningen.

The seminar focused on the association between wisdom and torah. Their prevalance and relation in the Hebrew Bible and the Septuagint is well‐ known (esp. Deut 4:5–6; Ezra 7:14, 25; Jer 8:8; Pss 1, 19, 119; Sir 24; Bar 3:9–4:4), and scholars have long acknowledged its afterlife in the thought of early Christians who identified Jesus with Logos or Sophia (e.g. John 1, 15; 1 Cor 1:24, 30; Col 1:15‐17, 2:2‐3). The discovery of the Qumran scrolls revealed new materials that illuminate notions of wisdom and torah in early Judaism.

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Religion and Theology is produced by Joel Kuhlin for the Center for Theology and Religious Studies.

If you have comments or critique of this episode, or any other episodes of R&T, please write an email to religionochteologi@outlook.com.

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Music for R&T is generously provided by the trio Nous (Thomas Hellsten, Tom Tveita, Per Boqvist).

April 15, 2019  

Hartmut Lehmann | Fatal Coincidences in 1933: Nazism’s Triumph & Martin Luther’s 450th Birthday

This episode is one of four, re-podcasting of lectures from honorary doctors of the joint faculties of Humanities and Theology, Lund University. This is the second part, with Hartmut Lehmann, who 2017 gave a talk under the the title "Fatal Coincidences in 1933: Nazism’s Triumph and Martin Luther’s 450th Birthday".

Hartmut Lehmann is a German historian and honorary professor in church history at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität in Kiel. He has been the director of the German Historical Institute in Washington D.C., and of the Max-Planck Institute for History in Göttingen. Lehmann is a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and member of the Göttingen Academy of Wissenschaften. For a long time, his focus has been on church history, in particular the Reformation and Reformation jubilees, pietism, as well as the church and national socialism. And national socialism is also at the center of the lecture Lehmann gave.

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Religion and Theology is produced by Joel Kuhlin for the Center for Theology and Religious Studies.

If you have comments or critique of this episode, or any other episodes of R&T, please write an email to religionochteologi@outlook.com.

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A special thank you to Martin Degrell of the podcast HT-samtal and the trio Nous (Thomas Hellsten, Tom Tveita, Per Boqvist).

April 7, 2019  

The Seminar Room | Ihor Vasylyshyn on the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church during the period of Soviet persecution

In this seminar room, dr. Ihor Vasylyshyn of Ukrainian Catholic University (Lviv) gives a presentation is focused on the peculiarities of worship and prayer books used by the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church during the period of Soviet persecution 1946-1989. An additional topic is the role of Western media in support of this church. It is also partly a personal memoir of the years of the speaker's childhood and adolescence.

This is the second seminar (of four) in the series "The Many Guises of European Catholicism", that the Centre for Theology and Religious Studies is organising with support from the Centre for European Studies at Lund University.

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Religion and Theology is produced by Joel Kuhlin for the Center for Theology and Religious Studies.

If you have comments or critique of this episode, or any other episodes of R&T, please write an email to religionochteologi@outlook.com.

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Music for R&T is generously provided by the trio Nous (Thomas Hellsten, Tom Tveita, Per Boqvist).