This event is the McLester Colloquium lecture presented by the Department of Religious Studies. David Frankfurter is the William Goodwin Aurelio Chair of the Appreciation of Scripture at Boston University.
This lecture reconsiders the ways that “magic” has been embraced and treated in the study of early Christianity, and subsequently advocates both a more rigorous approach to indigenous evaluations ambiguous ritual and a more confident “etic” or descriptive use of the category of magic.
This event is sponsored by the Department of Classics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Center for Late Ancient Studies, the Duke University Department of Classical Studies, the Duke Department of Religious Studies, the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations and the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies. For more information, please contact Luke Drake.