115th Annual Conference - Honolulu, Hawaii
Friday, November 10 - Sunday, November 12, 2017

Blindness and Vision, Hidden and Revealed: Interpretations of Sight in Ancient Religious Texts

Presiding Officer: 
Pete Steiger, Chaminade University of Honolulu

This session will examine how the notion of seeing and not seeing common in many classical religious texts was interpreted by ancient commentators to elaborate certain epistemological theories. We will consider why ancient interpreters from various religious traditions frequently applied the sense of sight analogously to the act of understanding.

Status: 
Cancelled (not being held)
Topic Type: 
Special Session