CANCELLED - Sarah Pessin, "Creating without Jealousy, Creating without Thought?: Implications of a Good God in Greek, Islamic, and Jewish Neoplatonism"

Please note that this lecture has been cancelled. Dr. Gabriel Citron will present this evening insteadMore information about Dr. Citron's lecture on March 13 lecture details can be found here.

Roz and Ralph Halbert Endowment in Jewish Studies

God often features in the Western religious imagination as a Strong Man commanding creation into being. In this presentation, we explore the gentler Neoplatonic contours of an emanating God who cannot help but pour forth in goodness—without jealousy, and (even) without thought. In this spirit, we reconsider the notions of "Divine Will," "Divine Logos," and "Divine Essence," and we consider the Neoplatonist's tripart linguistic-phenomenological efforts to mirror this three-part divine unfolding.

Sarah Pessin is a professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Denver.

This event is free and open to the public. No registration required. Limited seating.

Date & Time
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 4:00pm

Jackman Humanities Building, Room 100, 170 St. George Street