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ICC Special Open Lecture


ICU ICC 60th Anniversary Symposium
Perspective on Nature and Environmental Ethics in the Old Testament

Date: September 29th - October 1st, 2023
Venue: International Conference Room, Dialogue House, ICU and Zoom

The symposium is a hybrid conference: it will be held face-to-face AND online.
You need no registration to attend face-to-face.
If you would like to join the conference via Zoom, please find the registration form <HERE>.


Day 1   10:10-16:20, Friday, September 29th
Dr. Raymond F. Person, Jr.
“Down in the Dirt with Deuteronomy: A Pig Farmer Reflects on Writing a Commentary”
Dr. Mari Joerstad
“I Have Healed These Waters: An Exploration of Contributions of Animism to Biblical Studies”
Dr. Hilary Marlow
“The Land, the Poor and the Rich: An Ecojustice Reading of the Book of Amos”
Dr. Eckart Otto
“Nature, Law, and Dominance as Keys to an Environmental Ethics in Ancient Near Eastern Mythology, Biblical Theology, and Greek Philosophy”

Day 2   10:10-15:00, Saturday, September 30th
Dr. Kevin Chau
“Brotherly Nature and Nature Metaphors in Jacob’s Farewell Poem”
Dr. Yoshinori Sano
“The Functions of the Earth in Hesiodic Epics”
Dr. Monica Melanchthon
“Joshua 5:2-12: ‘Ceremony of Arrival’: Implications for the Israelites, the Land, and the Natives”

Day 3   13:50-17:40, Sunday, October 1st
Dr. Ryosuke Fujinuma
“Do We Understand the Time for Everything?”
Dr. Eckhard Hitzer
“Man’s Influence on Nature Viewed through the Lenses of Science and Old Testament”
Dr. Johannes Unsok Ro
“‘Give Ear, O Heavens, and I Will Speak’: The Non-human Realm in Deuteronomy”

*You can download the poster from <HERE>.


Lecturer: Professor Emeritus Tzvetana Kristeva (ICU, Japanese Literature)
Date&Time: 13:50-15:00, September 25th, 2023
Place: Alumni House, 2nd floor, Lounge
* Language: Japanese
* Co-organized by Institute of Asian Cultural Studies

Against Compulsory (Hetero-)Sexuality: From Asexual Perspectives*
Time & Date: 12:30-18:30, 7th October  2023
Place: 2nd Floor, Dialogue House, International Christian University
*Language: Japanese
Hosted by Center for Gender Studies
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