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Payton Lectures

Hosted by
School of Theology
Travis Auditorium
Open to the public


The Self and Spirituality in Second Temple Judaism

April 3-4, 2019

In the centuries following the destruction of the state of Judah, significant changes occurred in the religious culture of early Judaism as the nation reconstituted itself. While considerable attention has been paid to the developing role of the Torah and the emergence of new forms of worship, less attention has been given to how new forms of spirituality encouraged the development of new ways of experiencing the self, especially in the culture of prayer. Guest lecturer, Prof. Carol A. Newsom will help us understand how these developments form a particularly important context for the emergence of early Christian understandings of the self and its relation to God.

The Payton Lectures are free and open the public. As space is limited, registration is strongly encouraged.

Schedule of Events:

Wednesday, April 3: 

10:00 am – 12:00 pm: When the Problem Is Not What You’ve Done but Who You Are: The Changing Focus of Atonement

12:15 – 1:30 pm: Lunch and Conversations ($5)

Thursday, April 4:

10:00 am – 12:00 pm: Constructing Landscapes of Interiority in Second Temple Judaism


This event will be livestreamed. Find the link here.

April 3-4, 2019
Travis Auditorium
180 N. Oakland Avenue
Pasadena, CA 90010
Online registration is required
Parking information here.
This event will be livestreamed.
Find the link here