PSCO Presentation: 6 November, 2014

“Reflections on James A. Montgomery (1866-1949)”

Stefan Schorch (Martin Luther University of Halle; Katz Center)


This talk is the second in our series for the 52nd PSCO, which is co-chaired by Matt Chalmers, Natalie Dohrmann, and Annette Yoshiko Reed, and which will explore "Formative Figures and Paths Not Taken: The Study of Ancient Judaism and Christianity between History and Historiography," in concert with the 2014-2015 Katz Center theme-year on "New Perspectives on the Origins, Context, and Diffusion of the Academic Study of Judaism".

Audio Recording

Here is an audio recording of this session.

Suggested Readings

  • Skim: James Alan Montgomery, The Samaritans, the earliest Jewish sect; their history, theology and literature (Philadelphia 1907) [available online]
  • Read: Arthur Ernest Cowley and Henry Minor Huxley, "Samaritans," in Isidore Singer (ed.), The Jewish Encyclopedia, vol. 10 (New York/London: Funk and Wagnalls, 1905), 669–681 [PDF uploaded to Facebook group page or available by email on request]

Meeting and Dining

All are welcome! As usual, those interested are also welcome to join us for an informal dinner prior to the session. Those wishing to dine together before the seminar will meet at 6:00 p.m. in the Second-Floor Lounge of Cohen Hall and then walk next door to the food court in Houston Hall. Or, just meet us in the Houston Hall downstairs food-court between 6:00-6:45 p.m.

As usual, the PSCO seminar will begin at 7:00 p.m. and end at 9:00 p.m. We meet in the Second-Floor Lounge of Cohen Hall.