|27 Oct 2008||5:00pm - 6:30pm||CRASSH Seminar Room, 17 Mill Lane|
Dr. Diana Lipton (Theology and Religious Studies, King’s College, London)
Diana Lipton's chequered career includes an English degree at Oxford, investment banking, full-time motherhood, and a Cambridge PhD on dreams in Genesis. In 2007, she left Newnham College, Cambridge for a Lectureship in Hebrew Bible and Jewish Studies at King's College London. Her approach to the Bible reflects her background in Literature, a passion for rabbinic texts, a practical education 'on the Bima' in the Jewish community, and insights gleaned from the many students she has been privileged to teach. She is co-editor with Janet Soskice of an Oxford Reader in Feminism and Theology (2003), and her most recent book is Longing for Egypt and Other Unexpected Biblical Tales (Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2008).