Graduate Theological Union
Avivah Zornberg Lecture
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