The University of Arizona Museum of Art and Archive of Visual Arts

Transcending Death by Imagining Heaven

J. Edward Wright

October 18, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.

This lecture is presented in connection with the exhibition Encountering Death: Our Responses and Reconciliations.

Dr. J. Edward Wright is Professor of Hebrew Bible and Early Judaism and has served as the Director of the Arizona Center for Judaic Studies at The University of Arizona since 2000. Wright received his PhD from Brandeis University and did additional graduate study at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Harvard Divinity School. He is the author of many articles and books including The Early History of Heaven (Oxford University Press, 2000) and Baruch ben Neriah: From Biblical Scribe to Apocalyptic Seer (University of South Carolina Press, 2003). He is also a celebrated lecturer and professor at the University of Arizona earning several teaching awards, including the prestigious “Leicester and Kathryn Sherrill Creative Teaching Award” as well as the Honors College’s “Five Star Teaching Award.”

The talk comes with the cost of admission: $8 for adults; $6.50 for Seniors 65+; and free for Museum members, students with ID, faculty and staff, military personnel, AAM members, visitors with a SNAP card or Tribal ID, and children.

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