Prof. Ehrlich on the Kabbalah – Oct.9

prof ehrlichWhat:  Prof. Heyward Ehrlich on the Kabbalah
When: Sunday, October 9, 2011, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Riverside-Salem Environmental Cottage, 3449 West River Road, Grand Island, NY 14072

Riverside-Salem UCC/DC is pleased to feature Prof. Heyward Ehrlich speaking on the Kabbalah this Sunday.

Kabbalah is an unusual mystical tradition. Despite its oral origins, it never departs entirely from fundamental texts. Both medieval and modern Kabbalah are remarkable for their connections with other systems of interpretive analogy, including Hermeticism, the Christian Cabala, theosophy, and contemporary New Age ephemera.

Prohibited from representing graven images, kabbalists often described divine manifestations in an indirect manner, representing them in a variety of organic and geometric metaphors.

Ehrlich is Professor Emeritus of the Department of English, Rutgers University in Newark. He has published works concerning James Joyce, Edgar Allan Poe, and digital humanities and actively researches cultural history and early visual media.

He has presented his talk, “Images of Kabbalah,” at Dana Library of Rutgers University and for the Buffalo Havorah.

Potluck following (optional).  All welcome.

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