How Jesus Celebrated Passover: Some Early Modern Readings of the Last Supper

Anthony Grafton, Seminar in Cultural History
September 7, 2011

Anthony Grafton, Professor of History and the Humanities at Princeton, discusses "How Jesus Celebrated Passover: Some Early Modern Readings of the Last Supper," as part of the Seminar in Cultural History series at the Bard Graduate Center in New York City. Grafton discusses how antiquaries and church historians, theologians and chronologers competed and collaborated to imagine Jesus as a Jew. In this case as in many others, the effort to understand a few lines of the Scriptures in a new way had massive intellectual consequences.



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