Emory Report
August 6, 2007
Volume 59, Number 36

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August 6, 2007
Faculty featured in TV program on ‘Cradle of Christianity’ exhibition

By Carol Clark

A television documentary premiering on Monday, Aug. 13, gives a behind-the-scenes tour of the “Cradle of Christianity” exhibition, ongoing at the Carlos Museum. The 30-minute program will air at 8 p.m. on Public Broadcasting Atlanta’s Channel 30.

“Cradle of Christianity: Jewish and Christian Treasures from the Holy Land” is a major traveling exhibition that traces the shared roots of Judaism and Christianity. The documentary, also titled “Cradle of Christianity,” features interviews with Emory faculty who are experts in various aspects of the formative years of Christianity, as well as David Mevorah, the curator of the exhibition from the Israel Museum. The program is a joint production of Atlanta filmmakers James Cool and Bob Woodhead, of Cool New Media, and the Carlos Museum.

“Getting a chance to see relics that date back to the first century, and listening to people who are so knowledgeable and so passionate talk about them, is fascinating,” Cool said.

Emory faculty featured include: Richard Valantasis, professor of ascetical theology and Christian practice and director of Anglican studies at Candler School of Theology; Carl Holladay, Charles Howard Candler Professor of New Testament Studies at Candler; Michael Berger, associate professor and director of undergraduate studies in the department of religion; and Carol Newsom, Charles Howard Candler Professor of Old Testament Studies at Candler.