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Religious Historian to Speak at Western April 28

April 23, 2014

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MACOMB, IL – Wendy Love Anderson, the academic coordinator for the Center for the Humanities at Washington University in St. Louis (MO), will speak about "Bewitched, Backward and Burned Up: Jewish Children in Medieval Christian Miracles" from 7-8:15 p.m. Monday, April 28 in Morgan Hall 109.

Anderson is a historian of religion who focuses on medieval Christianity, Jewish-Christian relations and how medieval religious and political configurations remain today. She is also a faculty member in the Washington University Department of Religious Studies and coordinates the school's children's studies minor.

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 the way children were portrayed and viewed in medieval Europe.

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