Judah I. Abrahams: The 'Pilgrim's Progress' of a Georgian Convert and Traveler

October 4, 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Mānoa Campus, History Department Library, 2530 Dole Street, Sakamaki Hall A201 Add to Calendar

This talk introduces and explores the major events and possible meanings of the life of Judah I. Abrahams (b.1802), an English convert from Judaism to Protestant Christianity during the 1820s. We will trace his physical, spiritual and social 'roots' and 'routes' as he moves around and makes connections with other Christians in England and Europe, across the Atlantic, through New England ‐‐ and back to Europe. What might be the historical and historiographical significance of his self‐conscious actions in light of the ways we think about conversion and conversion narratives, modern identity and fulfillment, Anglo‐Jewish history, and social networks before 'Facebook?' Judah's travels and writings provide a biographical and autobiographical foundation to explore such issues.

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History, Mānoa Campus

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History Workshop, 956-8541 or 956-6768, histwork@hawaii.edu

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