Heschel on the Politics of Modern Jewish-Christian Relations

March 21, 2013

Xavier University’s Ethics/Religion and Society lecture series presents Susannah Heschel, PhD, speaking on “Colonialism, Empire, and Race: The Politics of Modern Jewish-Christian Relations.” The lecture is free and open to the public and will be April 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the Duff Banquet Center of Xavier’s Cintas Center.

Her lecture is part of a three-year Ethics/Religion and Society series on “Justice, Tolerance and Diversity.” The series encourages discussion around the meanings of justice, tolerance and diversity, as well as their relationship to each other.

Heschel is the Eli Black Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College. Her scholarship focuses on Jewish-Christian relations in Germany during the 19th and 20th centuries, the history of biblical scholarship, and the history of anti-Semitism. Her numerous publications include Abraham Geiger and the Jewish Jesus (University of Chicago Press), which won a National Jewish Book Award and Germany’s Geiger Prize. Between 1999 and 2008, she served on the Academic Advisory Committee of the Research Center of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

For more information, please call 513-745-3922.

Heschel’s appearance is sponsored by Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education, Xavier’s Center for Interfaith Community Engagement, The Department of Theology at Xavier University, Ethics/Religion and Society at Xavier University, and The Edward B. Brueggeman Center for Dialogue.