Hard Hearts and Hubris: Pharoah and Macbeth: A Pre-Passover Learning Session

The Exodus story tells us that Pharoah’s heart was hardened, either by himself or by God 20 times. His repeated refusals to let the Israelites go are direct challenges to God’s power. Shakespeare’s Macbeth is another tyrant described as becoming hard-hearted and arrogant. Both rulers are brought down by hubris, or the “arrogance of power.” What can we learn from these characters about the psychological and emotional process of hardening one’s heart?  What are the consequences for that individual and for others?  No charge – sponsors are welcome. Register to Ellen Marks at [email protected] or 410-580-5166.