112th: Gil Anidjar's "Blood"
Join us Tuesday, October 7th, at 7pm for the launch of Gil Anidjar's newest book, Blood. Introducing Andijar is Mark Taylor.
Blood, according to Gil Anidjar, maps the singular history of Christianity. As a category for historical analysis, blood can be seen through its literal and metaphorical uses as determining, sometimes even defining Western culture, politics, and social practices and their wide-ranging incarnations in nationalism, capitalism, and law.
Gil Anidjar is professor of religion, comparative literature, and Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African studies at Columbia University. His books include The Jew, The Arab: A History of the Enemy andSemites: Race, Religion, Literature.
Mark C. Taylor is the Chair of the Department of Religion at Columbia University. A leading figure in debates about post-modernism, Taylor has written on topics ranging from philosophy, religion, literature, art and architecture to education, media, science, technology and economics.