TWELFTH ANNUAL CASSICIACUM DIALOGUE
“THE DEATH OF SCRIPTURE
AND THE RISE OF BIBLICAL STUDIES”
Featuring the biblical scholar and 2011 John Templeton Awardee for Theological Promise:
DR. MICHAEL LEGASPI
Instructor of Philosophy and Religious Studies
Phillips Academy Andover
Speaking in Cascia Hall, Merrimack College
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
7:00 – 9:00 P.M.
Michael Legaspi holds a B.A. in Near Eastern Studies from Johns Hopkins University and a Ph.D. in the Hebrew Bible (the Old Testament) from Harvard University. His first book, The Death of Scripture and the Rise of Biblical Studies (Oxford University Press, 2010), explores how Enlightenment thinkers developed new academic modes of biblical criticism designed to preserve European culture by replacing older, confessional forms of biblical theology. He is working on a second book, which will examine how concepts of wisdom have shaped biblical study and interpretation.