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Middle East Studies Center Lecture Series: Steve Delamarter on 'Invoking the Secret Names of God: How Ethiopian Magic Scrolls Work for Protection and Healing'
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 4:00pm
Middle East Studies Center Lecture Series: Steve Delamarter on 'Invoking the Secret Names of God: How Ethiopian Magic Scrolls Work for Protection and Healing'

Millar Library Sandbox | First Floor | 1875 SW Park Avenue

In this presentation, Professor Delamarter, director of the Ethiopic Manuscript Imaging Project, will explain the world view and practices surrounding the use of amulet scrolls in popular Ethiopian culture.

An Old Testament scholar and a theological educator since 1979, Steve Delamarter has facilitated learning in several Christian colleges and seminaries. Since 1993 he has been professor of Old Testament at George Fox Evangelical Seminary (GFES) in Portland, Oregon. A fellow of the John Templeton Oxford Seminars on Science and Religion(‘03-’05), Delamarter has an interest in the integration of science and faith and teaches a course on “Cosmology and Spiritual Formation.” He and his wife, Beth Habecker, a neuroscientist at Oregon Health and Sciences University, give presentations on “DNA and the Place of Humans in the Created Order.” In addition to being an amateur astronomer, Delamarter is an amateur musician, and has a small recording studio in his home. In recent years his research interests have focused on the digitization and cataloguing of more than 600 Ethiopic manuscripts that have come to North America.

Free & open to the public

Co-sponsored by the Portland State University Library and the Portland Center for Public Humanities

Please visit The Gift of the Word, an exhibition of recent acquisitions to the Portland State University Special Collections | April 2, 2012 – June 20, 2012 | Millar Library, First Floor

The Middle East Studies Center at Portland State University promotes understanding of the people, cultures, languages and religions of the Middle East. As a National Resource Center for Middle East Studies under the U.S. Department of Education’s Title VI program, the Center serves as a resource on issues pertaining to the Middle East through activities that reach students and scholars, as well as businesses, educators, and the media. The Middle East Studies Center supports academic conferences, workshops, cultural events, lectures, and a resource library.

www.mesc.pdx.edu | middleeaststudiescenter@pdx.edu | 503-725-4074