Books & Bridges: Featuring Kristin Matthews

Feb 15, 2018, 6:30 pm

Weller Book Works presents the next in the Books and Bridges discussion series. On Thursday, February 15, at 6:30 PM, we welcome Maeera Shreiber as she speaks on "The Judeo-Christian Literary Border Zone."

Maeera Shreiber, Professor of English and Religious Studies at the University of Utah, will discuss the spiritual and cultural ideas prevalent in the Judeo-Christian literary border zone. She explores the holy envy at work among modern Jewish authors who engage Christianity in their writing — novelists and dramatists such as Amos Oz (Judas), Sholem Asch (God of Vengeance), and Henry Roth (Call It Sleep). A Q&A session and refreshments will follow.

This event is organized by Books & Bridges — a community institute of ideas and conversation. Our mission is to facilitate discussion on the best of human thought. We explore the wisdoms of the world and apply them to modern life. We have no political, religious or ideological affiliation. In a society divided by uncivil discourse, the beauty of the humanities—novels, history, philosophy, poetry, ethics and epics—lifts us to our better angels. In our busy world we need space for friends and fellow learners to do a little more heart-to-heart and mind-to-mind.

This event is made possible with support from Books & Bridges, Weller Book Works, and Utah Humanities.

Weller Book Works

607 Trolley Sq
Salt Lake City , UT 84102-2827
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Event Contact:

Nathan Nielson
(801) 403-9631