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God’s Monsters

In the biblical imagination, the heavens are teeming with life—and it isn’t all angels singing. God is surrounded by hybrid creatures, vengeful spirits, divine hitmen, and other bizarre figures who commit remarkably violent acts, all in God’s employ. God is surrounded by an entourage of monsters. Many of these find their roots in the divine…

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Payton Lectures

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…

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