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Montréal

Discussing Leonard Cohen with Matthew R. Anderson

Come listen to Matthew R. Anderson discuss his book Prophets of Love: The Unlikely Kinship of Leonard Cohen and the Apostle Paul

Discussing Leonard Cohen with Matthew R. Anderson
Discussing Leonard Cohen with Matthew R. Anderson

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Jun 18, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Montréal, 40 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal, QC H2S 3A5, Canada

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Author and professor Matthew R. Anderson teaches biblical studies at Concordia University and St Francis Xavier University, will be discussing his book, Prophets of Love - The Unlikely Kinship of Leonard Cohen and the Apostle Paul. Anderson traces surprising connections between two Jewish thinkers separated by millennia. He explores Leonard's and Paul’s mysticism, their Judaism, their fascination with Jesus, their countercultural perspectives on sex, their ideas about love, and how they each embodied being men. Anderson considers their ambiguous relationships with women, on whom they depended and from whom they often profited, as well as how their legacies continue to evolve and be re-interpreted. This book emphasizes that Paul was first and foremost a Jew, and never rejected his Judaism. At the same time, it sheds new light on the biblical worldviews and language underlying and inspiring every line of Cohen’s poetry. Prophets of Love alters our views of both Leonard Cohen and the Apostle Paul, re-introducing us to two poetic prophets of divine and human love.

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