On February 12th, 19th, & 26th 2012, First Church was pleased to present three consecutive segments of the Forum on Contemporary Religious Issues as part of our “Conversations@theMeetinghouse” series (now called “2nd Hour@theMeetinghouse”). Our own Charles Fox hosted Edan Dekel, Associate Professor of Classics at Williams College, for a series of “Genesis Talks.” Dr. Dekel received his B.A. from Brown University and a Ph.D in Classics from Berkeley. His areas of expertise are Greek and Roman poetry, Comparative Epic, Medieval Literature, Ancient Judaism, and Biblical Studies. His Williams courses are in great demand (six times as many students tried to register for his Spring 2012 course on Moses than the classroom could hold!) and have covered a diverse range of Biblical topics, including “The Hebrew Bible”; “The Book of Job and Joban Literature”; “The Legend of the Wandering Jew”; and “From Adam to Noah: Literary Imagination and the Primeval.” Professor Dekel also advises students in Comparative Literature and Jewish Studies at Williams.
This is part of the 2nd Hour@theMeetinghouse series, a regular program of lectures and discussions held at the First Congregational Church, Williamstown MA. Lectures and conversations are held Sunday morning at about 11:15 am in the Fellowship Hall towards the rear of the Meetinghouse. The public is most welcome to attend and participate. Coffee is served before hand, starting at about 11:00 am. This Conversation was videotaped and is available on the local cable access channel Willinet.
The Williams Record covered The Creation Stories, the first of Edan Dekel’s conversations on Genesis. Here is a link to the article that ran in the Record on February 15th.
View the video of part 1 here!
View the video of part 2 here!
View the video of part 3 here!