Graduate Theological Union

Avivah Zornberg Lecture

Friday, May 5, 2017 - 9:30am


What if Joseph Hates Us”?  Closing the Book

As Genesis draws to its close, Joseph and his brothers have a final confrontation. Their father is dead and Joseph allays his brothers' fears of his vengeance. We will discuss the paradoxes of closure: When does forgiveness prevent a true closure?  Does Joseph in fact forgive his brothers? We will explore traditional and modern commentaries, making use of literary and psychoanalytic material in our discussion.

Friday, May 5th, 2017, 9:30am GTU Dinner Board Room 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley CA 94709