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Philosophy and religious studies are two independent academic disciplines housed in the same department. Because they are fundamentally concerned with human culture and values, both are in the humanities. The Department is a member of the College of Arts & Sciences.


Public Lecture 

Bewitched, Backward, and Burned Up: Jewish Children in Medieval Christian Miracles 

    Time:  Monday ,  April 28 , 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
    Location: Morgan Hall 109

Wendy Love Anderson will speak about the ways that Jewish children were employed in medieval Christian miracles. The lecture will examine the ways that Jews and Christians defined themselves in relationship to one another, and also at the way children were portrayed and viewed in medieval Europe.

Dr. Anderson is a historian of religion who focuses on medieval Christianity, Jewish-Christian relations, and how medieval religious and political configurations remain with us  today . She works in the Center for the Humanities and in Religious Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. She's also coordinates Washington University's Children's Studies minor.

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Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies
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Macomb, IL 61455-1390

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Phone: (309) 298-1057