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Martha G. Newman, Chair BUR 529, Mailcode A3700, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-232-7737

"Adam, Eve, and the Elephants: Asceticism and Animalityā€¯

Thu, February 4, 2010 • 5:00 PM • Texas Union, Asian Culture Room (4.224)

The Workshop in Late Antiquity Presents
A lecture by Patricia Cox Miller, Syracuse University

For early Christian authors, animals were not only part of the natural world but also complex metaphors–wild beasts, for example, serving as signs of the disturbing passions of human beings.  This presentation explores several such zoological mappings of the human body and soul.

Sponsored by: Center and Department for Middle Eastern Studies, and the Department of Religious Studies


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