Loyola University Maryland

Jerome S. Cardin Memorial Lecture

Jerome S. Cardin Memorial Lecture on

Join us for this year's Jerome S. Cardin Memorial Lecture presented by Stephen Greenblatt, Ph.D., Cogan University Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University.  

The Rise and Fall of Adam & Eve
The three great monotheisms, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, all trace the origin of humankind to a single identifiable male and female.  Their story, probably dating from early in the first millennium BCE and told in the book of Genesis, is one of the most important imaginative inventions in recorded history.  Dr. Greenblatt's lecture will attempt to account for this invention’s remarkable success, to describe the great collective project of making the first humans real, and to analyze the story’s gradual loss of credibility.

The Jerome S. Cardin Memorial Lecture was established by the Jerome S. Cardin family to foster exploration of topics in the humanities pertinent to the Jewish and Christian traditions, particularly in the area of Jewish-Christian relations (read the Loyola magazine article from the first lecture in 1986). The annual lecture, hosted by the Center for the Humanities, is open to the region’s academic and religious communities and the general public.

For more information, please call 410-617-2545 or email advevents@loyola.edu.