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Can One Pray to the God of Aristotle's Metaphysics?

Can One Pray to the God of Aristotle's Metaphysics?
JHB 318
Time: Mar 9th, 4:00 pm End: Mar 9th, 6:00 pm
Interest Categories: Religion, Study of (FAS), Philosophy (UTSC), Philosophy (UTM), Medieval Studies (FAS), Jewish Studies, History (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Comparative Literature (FAS), Classics (FAS), before 400 BCE
Lecture by Yehuda Halper, Philosophy and Jewish Studies, Tulane University

The Jewish Thought Working Group at the Centre for Jewish Studies is pleased to present:

Dr. Yehuda Halper
Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Liberal Arts,
 Philosophy and Jewish Studies,
 Tulane University, New Orleans

Can One Pray to the God of Aristotle's Metaphysics?

Wednesday, March 9, 4pm-6pm

Jackman Humanities Building, Room 318, 170 St. George St.

In one incomplete manuscript of Aristotle’s Metaphysics with Averroes’ Long Commentary, a scribe has inserted short prayers, tefillot siyyum, to be read by the reader of the text upon completion of certain chapters of Book Delta of the Metaphysics.  The existence of these prayers indicates that Aristotle's Metaphysics had a ritual role for some, perhaps small group of thinkers at some point between the fourteenth and sixteenth centuries CE.

This event is free and open to the public.  For further information, please contact the Centre for Jewish Studies.

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