Oct. 26 Gildas Hamel: “Monotheism and Empire II”
Professor Hamel is working on a history of religious representations in Hellenistic and Roman Palestine and the notion of monotheism. He examines recent histories of monolatry and monotheism and accounts of religious mediations, asking whether monotheism is to be explained as a response to the Babylonian and Persian empires or as an episode of cultural borrowing and translation of religious stories and practices.
Gildas Hamel is S.O.E. Lecturer in History at UCSC.