PSCO 31.4 Announcement
With the usual apologies for multiple copies caused by multiple
postings, and the added note that PSCO 31.5 is three weeks after the
meeting announced here....
PHILADELPHIA SEMINAR ON CHRISTIAN ORIGINS
in its 31st year
an Interdisciplinary Humanities Seminar
under the auspices of the
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
Department of Religious Studies
Box 36 College Hall, Philadelphia 19104
Topic for 1993-94: Origins and Early Development of the Synagogue
Chairpersons: Howard Kee (Boston University Emeritus)
Lynn Cohick (University of Pennsylvania)
Secretary: Maxine Grossman (University of Pennsylvania)
Coordinator: Robert Kraft (University of Pennsylvania)
8 February 1994
The fourth session of the 1993-94 PSCO will meet at 7:00 pm on
Thursday, February 17th, in the Gates Room of the Van Pelt Library
(34th and Walnut St.) on the Penn Campus. Michael White will be
speaking on "Community and Congregation: The Diaspora Experience
and Influences on the Development of the Synagogue."
Persons wishing to dine with other seminar participants prior to
the session should meet at 6:00 pm at Duhring Wing (Religious
Studies offices building).
For background consult the following publications by Michael White:
"Finding the Ties that Bind: Issues from Social Description,"
Semeia 56 (1991) 3-22;
"Crisis Management and Boundary Maintenance: The Social Location
of the Matthean Community," Social History of the Matthean
Community, ed. David Balch (Fortress Press, 1991) 211-247;
Building God's House in the Roman World (Johns Hopkins Univ.
"The Delos Synagogue Revisited," HTR 80 (1987) 133-160.
The schedule for the remaining 1993-94 meetings is as follows:
March 10th: Re-examination of the Sardis Synagogue Evidence
Presenters: Marianne Bonz, Harvard Divinity School
Lynn Cohick, University of Pennsylvania
April 21th: The Evidence of the Galilee and its Impact on the
Presenter: Eric Meyers, Duke University