Yale Library Book Talk: Ivano Dal Prete

Free but register in advance

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Wednesday, October 12, 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Sterling Memorial Library
120 High Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Ivano Dal Prete will discuss his book “On the Edge of Eternity: The Antiquity of the Earth in Medieval & Early Modern Europe,” in which he radically revises the commonplace history of deep time in Western culture. He argues that the chronology of the Bible always coexisted with alternative approaches that placed the origin of the Earth into a far, undetermined (or even eternal) past. Based on a wealth of mostly unexplored sources, “On the Edge of Eternity” offers an original and nuanced account of the history of deep time that illuminates the relationship between the history of science and Christianity in the medieval and early modern periods, with lasting implications for Western society.

The talk will take place in-person and will be available live on Zoom: https://yale.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RXZN3UygQ3CvVmC0cl-4ZQ

Please note the library’s updated COVID policy. https://library.yale.edu/news/covid-library-updates