The Centre for Jewish History and Culture presents
The Richard Pratt Oration 2005
'Biblical Judaism and Modern Ideas of Law and Justice'
Dr. Fania Oz-Salzberger
University of Haifa, Jerusalem
Thursday 4th August 2005, 6.30pm
Prince Phillip Theatre, Architecture Building
The University of Melbourne
Dr Fania Oz-Salzberger will discuss how the Hebrew Bible, the Prophets, and the Talmudic rabbis influenced the philosophies behind English and European liberal thought in the 19th and 20th centuries and their relationship with contemporary ideas of law and justice .
Oz-Salzberger is the Director of the Posen Research Forum for Jewish European
and Israeli Political Thought at the University of Haifa. Her books include
'Israelis in Berlin' which remained for 21 weeks on the national best-seller
list, 'Translating the Enlightenment: Scottish Civic Discourse in Eighteenth-
Century Germany' and 'Ferguson: An Essay on the History of Civil Society'. Her
forthcoming book is 'The Jewish Origins of Western Ideas of Liberty'. She is
the daughter of celebrated Israeli novelist, Amos Oz .
This free public lecture is sponsored by The Pratt Foundation
Centre for Jewish History and Culture ph: (03) 8344 5518
Dr Dvir Abramovich (03) 8344 3789
Car parking available for $4 after 5pm
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