The Martin Marty Center sponsors or co-sponsors a variety of conferences, lectures, and symposia throughout the academic year.
January 19-21, 2014
Pines' Maimonides: The Translation and Interpretation of The Guide of the Perplexed
For the last seventy years the University of Chicago has been one of the leading centers, and arguably the center in America, for the study of the philosophy of Moses Maimonides (1138-1204; b. Cordoba, Andalusia, d. Fustat Egypt) and his Guide of the Perplexed, the greatest and most influential philosophical text in the entire history of Jewish philosophy and thought and one of the major philosophical works of the Middle Ages in all three faiths. This year (2013) marks the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Shlomo Pines’ magisterial translation of Moses Maimonides’ Guide of the Perplexed by the University of Chicago Press, a translation which made the Guide accessible to an English-speaking audience in ways in which it was not before then. In many ways, it has also shaped the development of the academic study both of Maimonides and of medieval (and, to a degree, modern) Jewish philosophy and thought in general.
March 31- April 1, 2014
Eschatology and the Moral Order
April 9-11, 2014
God: Theological Accounts and Ethical Possibilities