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Multi-discliplinary symposium on ancient apocalyptic thought in Toronto

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    Toronto Chapter of The Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities presentsa Multi-disclinplinary Mini-Symposium on Saturday, May 12, 2012 ... APOCALYPSE
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      Toronto Chapter of The Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities
      presentsa Multi-disclinplinary Mini-Symposium on Saturday, May 12, 2012
      | 10:00 am - 1:30pm (approx)
      "APOCALYPSE NOW? APOCALYPSE NOW? HOW PEOPLE IN THE PAST VIEWED THE
      END OF THE WORLD"Room 1050, 5 Bancroft Ave, Toronto, Ontario,
      CanadaPrice: General public: $10 / SSEA members $5Confirmed speakers &
      topics: Gayle Gibson (Education Dept., Royal Ontario Museum) - Egyptian
      Cosmology; Prof. John Marshall (Dept. Religious Studies, University of
      Toronto) - Early Christian Apocalyptic Mythologies; Prof. Lorne Dawson
      (Department of Sociology and Legal Studies, University of Waterloo) -
      Religious Movements and Failed Prophecies

      John Marshall is the author of various articles on ancient apocalyptic
      ideas, including "John's Jewish (Christian?) Apocalypse" which
      appeared in Jewish Christianity Reconsidered: Rethinking Ancient Groups
      and Texts and "Apocalypticism and Anti-Semitism: Inner-group Resources
      for Inter-group Conflicts" (in Apocalypticism, Anti-semitism And The
      Historical Jesus: Subtexts In Criticism).
      Lorne Dawson is a Chair of the Dept. of Sociology at University of
      Waterloo and has also published articles dealing charismatic authority,
      millennialist movements, and the failure of prophecy. Gayle Gibson is
      an instructor in the Royal Ontario Museum who has lectured widely on
      ancient Egypt. She has recently been researching not only ancient
      Egyptian cosmology, but the so-called apocalyptic prophecies of ancient
      Mesoamerica, More information on the speakers is available on the SSEA
      website: www.thessea.org/events.php
      For more information on the event, email toronto@... or phone
      647-520-4339 or visit www.thessea.org
      The SSEA encourages all members of the public to attend our lectures and
      events and we want to make this easier for people by providing
      information regarding accessibility of venues for events, and directions
      to lecture venues. Please contact The SSEA by emailing us at
      toronto@... or info@... phoning us at 647-520-4339 if
      you need directions to get to one of our events, or if you are a person
      with a disability and require accommodation.

      Zoe McQuinnSSEA - Toronto Chapterwww.thessea.org


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