Apocalypticism and Mysticism

Milan, 21 – 26 June 2015
Villa Cagnola

Chairs: Lorenzo DiTommaso, Concordia University Montreal, Canada
and Daniel Boyarin, University of California at Berkeley, USA
and Elliot Wolfson, University of California at Santa Barbara, USA

The Eighth Enoch Seminar convened at the Villa Cagnola in Gazzada, Italy (near Milan), from 21 to 26 June, 2015. It was organized by Daniel Boyarin (Berkeley, USA), Lorenzo DiTommaso (Montreal, Canada), and Elliot Wolfson (New York, USA), under the guidance of the Founding Director of the Enoch Seminar Gabriele Boccaccini (Michigan, USA).

The Seminar topic was apocalypticism and mysticism, their natures and relationship, in Judaism and Christianity from the Second Temple era through the late antique and early mediaeval centuries. The aim was to discuss the main issues in light of new evidence, methodologies, and approaches, oriented by a desire to advance the discussion along a broad front.

As usual, all papers circulated in advance and were not read in the sessions, which were devoted primarily to discussion.