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Claire Fanger, associate professor of religion, has received a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies to work on her book project, “Prophecy in Practice: The Everyday Life of Divine Knowledge in the 12th Century.” The book “sits at the disciplinary intersection of anthropology and history and takes as its focus the personal everyday aspects of prophetic cognition in the lives of late medieval monks and nuns,” Fanger said. “By investigating links between large-scale (biblical and exegetical) concepts of prophecy and smaller-scale daily practices — such as prayer, reading and the interpretation and sharing of dreams — as these practices facilitate or engender individual experiences of prophecy, I explore the conjunction of institutional and personal knowledge embodied in medieval religious persons.”



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