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King David, Innocent Blood, and Bloodguilt: An Interdisciplinary Discussion

Wednesday, 27 September 2023, 7 – 8pm

King David, Innocent Blood, and Bloodguilt: An Interdisciplinary Discussion

A panel discussion organised by the School of Religion, Theology and Peace Studies, the Trinity Centre for Biblical Studies, and the Loyola Institute as part of the Trinity Arts & Humanities Research Festival 2023.

While the figure of David endures in popular culture thanks to his bloody triumph over Goliath, a new study suggests that the animating impulse and primary theme of his ancient story is in fact the problem of ‘innocent blood’. Join chair Neville Cox (Law, TCD) and the author, David Shepherd (Loyola Institute, TCD) along with Ruth Karras (History, TCD), Michael Kirwan (Theology, TCD) and Bridget Martin (Classics, UCD) for a discussion of this ancient interrogation of the perennial problem of violence from the perspectives of biblical studies, ethics, classics, religion/theology, and medieval history.

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Please indicate if you have any access requirements, such as ISL/English interpreting, so that we can facilitate you in attending this event. Contact:

Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Accessibility: Yes
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Event Category: Lectures and Seminars
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: Free, but registration required
Contact Name: Prof David Shepherd

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