116th Annual Conference - Bellingham, Washington
Friday, November 9 - Sunday, November 11, 2018

Bible Dramatized II

Session Chair: 
Maura Brady, Le Moyne College
Session 2: Friday 3:20 pm – 4:50 pm
Miller Hall 38
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  1. Emilia Di Rocco, 'Sapienza' Università di Roma
    The narrative of the Prodigal son, one of the three parables of mercy in the Gospel of Luke (chapter 15), has been enormously successful in the Western cultural tradition. Early Christian theologians commented on this story, and visual arts, sculpture, and literature re-interpreted it. Courtois d’Arras rewrites the story from the gospel with significant changes, adapting it to the demands of the courtly environment and feudal society in the light of the economic changes that were taking place and that eventually resulted in a new urban society.
  2. Leonard Koff, University of California, Los Angeles
    Racine’s play Esther reveals the contours of his emendations of the Book of Esther for the Christian and political instruction of the orphans of Saint-Cyr, who performed the play, and for the French nation’s view of itself as divinely protected by a queen.  Louis XIV attended the first performance of Esther in 1689.
Session Cancelled: