Thursday, November 17, 2011

Lecture on apocalypticism in Austin

Professor gives talk on apocalypticism

By Sara Sanchez

Published: Monday, November 14, 2011 (Hilltop View)

Updated: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 17:11

If you've ever wanted to see what activities your professors do on campus besides teaching, the Faculty Talks on Scholarly, Creative and Professional Work are an opportunity to learn.

On Nov. 10, Kelley Coblentz-Bautch, a religious studies professor at St. Edward's University, gave a talk entitled "From Classroom to Conference and Back Again: Studies in Ancient Apocalypticism."

Coblentz-Bautch talked about a number of issues related to the Dead Sea Scrolls and the activity of apocalypticism in the last 70 years. Coblentz-Bauch defined apocalypticism as the movement or perspective associated with the end of the world as we know it.

Professor Coblentz-Bautsch is a member of the Enoch Seminar and the SBL Esotericism and Mysticism in Antiquity Section. She and I will be meeting in San Francisco at SBL to start planning the Pseudepigrapha session for the 2013 meeting of the International SBL at St. Andrews.