Dr. Deena Grant is the first speaker in a series of virtual events organized by Aleph, The Institute of Jewish Ideas, early in 2021.
The series will focus on Jews, Judaism, and the Pursuit of Social Justice. It is moderated by Avinoam Patt, Director of the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life at the University of Connecticut. All events will be held via Zoom at 7:30 p.m. (EST) on Thursday evenings.
Dr. Grant will speak at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 7. Her topic is “The Biblical Prophets and Social Justice.”
Biblical prophets, such as Amos, Isaiah, and Jeremiah witnessed and called out systemic social injustices. However, prophetic rebuke did not necessarily reform Israel’s behavior nor did it alter the course of the nation’s history. In this talk we will explore the prophetic argument for social justice as well as the prophetic experience of failure, in order to understand the role of prophecy within the larger context of Israel’s salvation, exile, and restoration.
The fee for each event is $5, or $25 for the series. Hartford Seminary students can email Dr. Grant (firstname.lastname@example.org) for a promo code.