"Bringing the U to You" 2013 Lecture Series
Great Falls, MT
Lecture 2: Susan Cohen, MSU, "God, Gods and Goddesses: Archeology, Religion and the History of Divine Relationships"
Religion represents one of the ways in which humans attempt to understand, explain, organize and interact with other humans, and MSU's Susan Cohen finds proof of this human thought in the material remains of long past cultures. Cohen, an associate professor in the Department of History, Philosophy and Religious Studies, will present archaeological evidence of religious beliefs from the ancient Near Eastern world in her talk. Did God have a consort? What images represent the divine? Can we write and talk about a history of God in human thought? Through these questions, Cohen connects the origins of modern religion to the cultures and religions of the ancient world.
Cohen has been performing excavations in modern Israel/Palestine since 1987. Her research focuses on the long-term Bronze Age relationship between ancient Egypt and the southern Levant, a region between Egypt and modern Turkey, as a causal factor in the development of urban culture and complex society. An award-winning professor, Cohen has a doctorate from Harvard University and her writings have appeared in worldwide research publications.
Great Falls College MSU Heritage Hall, 2100 16th Ave. S
Tickets are $10 for individual lectures ($5 for students) or $25 for all four lectures and may be purchased at the door.
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