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Seeking Salvation: What the Hunger Games and the Bible Have in Common

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Room G. 03, Jessop West

1 Upper Hanover Street

Sheffield

S3 7RA

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The Sheffield Institute for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies is launching its new research theme, Embodied Religion, with a wine reception and a public lecture by visiting scholar, Dr Shayna Sheinfeld (Centre College).

Dr Sheinfeld's research focuses on the intersection of popular culture and the apocalyptic literatures produced by ancient Jews and Christians, including the Hunger Games, the Divergent series, and the Book of Revelation.

The Embodied Religion research theme supports inquiry into how religion is experienced through and advertised on the body. For instance, our research seeks to highlight the physicality of ancient and modern religious experience, from martyrologies’ focus on physical pain and suffering, to the smells, tastes, and sounds that are part and parcel of religious experience, to the sartorial aspects of soteriology, to the violent imaginings of ancient and contemporary apocalypses.

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Room G. 03, Jessop West

1 Upper Hanover Street

Sheffield

S3 7RA

United Kingdom

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