Adele Reinhartz, professor of religious studies at the University of Ottawa, will discuss “Holy Words in Hollywood: the Bible, Film and American Identity” as part of the Cecile and Gene Usdin Judeo-Christian lecture series on Feb. 4 at the Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College.
Reinhartz’ main areas of research are early Jewish-Christian relations, the bible and film, and feminist biblical criticism. She is the author of numerous articles and several books, including “Befriending the Beloved Disciple: A Jewish Reading of the Gospel of John,” “Scripture on the Silver Screen” and “Caiaphas the High Priest.” Reinhartz was elected to the Royal Society of Canada in 2005.
The Cecile & Gene Usdin Judeo-Christian Lecture Series is made possible through a generous endowed gift to Flagler College from Gene Usdin, M.D., a former president of the American Psychiatric Association and a clinical professor of psychiatry at Louisiana State University School of Medicine. His love of St. Augustine inspired him to give back to the community by fostering dialogue about Jewish and Christian principles.
The Reinhartz lecture will take place in the Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada St. at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public, but seating is on a first-come, first-served basis; reservations are not required. Sign language interpreters are provided. Call (904) 819-6400 for more information or visit www.flagler.edu.