A public lecture devoted to one of the greatest scholars produced by Aberdeen, William Robertson Smith (1846-1894), who is considered by many as one of the two or three greatest Old Testament scholars of his century.
As part of the International Organization for the Study of the Old Testament (23rd Congress of IOSOT) the lecture will be presented by Bernhard Maier on “Between Pietism and Totemism: The Old Testament in the Letters of William Robertson Smith”. The public lecture will be devoted to one of the greatest scholars produced by Aberdeen, William Robertson Smith (1846-1894), who is considered by many as one of the two or three greatest Old Testament scholars of his century - and as one of the founding fathers of social anthropology. A ‘son of the manse’, Smith embodied the tension between the worlds of faith and scholarship, exemplified in the heresy trial he underwent in his church.
Professor Maier, who not long ago published an extensive, highly acclaimed biography of Smith, will introduce us to the insights he won when preparing his edition of W. R. Smith’s letters, which has just been published.
Further information on the conference can be found here: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/events/conferences/iosot/index.php
- Bernhard Maier
- Hosted by
- The University of Aberdeen
- Arts Lecture Theatre
No booking required.
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