UTC Professor Continues Series With Lecture On Dietary Rules Of Abrahamic Religions At St. Peter’s Episcopal Church

  • Thursday, January 19, 2023
Dr. Irv Resnick, professor and chair of excellence, Judaic Studies at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, will present “You Are What You Eat: Dietary Rules and Modern Technology in the Abrahamic Religions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam) on next Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 848 Ashland Terrace in Chattanooga. 

Dr. Resnick is the second of three speakers in the lecture series “Christian Roots: Snake Handling, Environmentalism and Dietary Rules. Where it Started and How it’s Going.” 

“Both traditional Jews and Muslims are expected to observe special dietary rules and practices.
Generally Christians do not. Why?” Dr. Resnick said. “What religious purposes do dietary regulations serve? And how do developments in modern food technology challenge traditional practices?” 

Dr. Resnick holds the Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. He has held UTC's chair of excellence in Judaic Studies since 1990. He has been a corresponding fellow at the Ingeborg Rennert Center for Jerusalem Studies at Bar-Ilan University (Israel), a senior associate at Oxford University's Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies (2003-2018), a faculty associate at Oxford's Oriental Institute (2006-2008), and a distinguished visiting fellow at Queen Mary, University of London. Dr. Resnick is the author, translator or editor of 17 books and 60 scholarly articles on medieval religion and philosophy. 

A short question and answer session will follow the lecture. For more information, call 423-877-2428. 
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