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Messianic Themes and Jewish Mysticism Topic of Kripke Center Lecture

The Creighton University Kripke Center for the Study of Religion & Society will sponsor a lecture titled, “Redemption, Messianic Time and Historical Transformation: Walter Benjamin’s Political Theology,” by Massimiliano Tomba, Ph.D., at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 28, in the Mike and Josie Harper Center, room 3029.

The lecture which is free and open to the public, will discuss the work of Walter Benjamin, a German-Jewish philosopher and literary critic associated with the Georg Lukacs and the Frankfurt School of critical theory.

Tomba received his doctorate in political philosophy from the University of Pisa in Italy. He is a senior researcher in political philosophy in the Department of Political and Juridical Sciences and International Studies at the University of Padua in Italy. His research includes German classical philosophy, political philosophy, critical theory, philosophies of history, Marxist andPost-Marxist thought, and human rights.

For more information contact Pam Yenko at or 402-280-2303

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