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Nostra Aetate Dialogue to Focus on 'Life After Death'

Contact: Gina Vergel
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Neil Gillman, Ph.D.
Aaron Rabinowitz and Simon H. Rifkind Professor of Jewish Philosophy

Photo courtesy of the Jewish Theological Seminary
Two theologians will examine the Catholic and Jewish perpectives on the resurrection of the dead during the 15th annual Nostra Aetate Dialogue on Thursday, Nov. 1, at 6 p.m. at the McNally Amphitheatre on Lincoln Center campus.

The discussion, “A Shared Hope: Catholic and Jewish Perspectives on Life After Death,” will feature Neil Gillman, Ph.D., the Aaron Rabinowitz and Simon H. Rifkind Professor of Jewish Philosophy, at the Jewish Theological Seminary, and John Thiel, Ph.D., professor of religious studies at Fairfield University. John W. Stealy, S.T.D., director emeritus of Fordham’s Archbishop Hughes Institute on Religion and Culture, will serve as moderator.

The event is co-sponsored by the Archbishop Hughes Institute on Religion and Culture and the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan. Admission is free and open to the public. The Nostra Aetate Dialogue can be traced to the Nostra Aetate (In Our Time) document, a declaration by the Second Vatican Council stressing the importance of relationships between the church and non-Christian religions. The Archbishop Hughes Institute on Religion and Culture was established in 1995 to foster Catholic-Jewish dialogue and in addition to the Nostra Aetate Dialogue, hosts the annual Russo Lecture.

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to approximately 15,600 students in its four undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a commuter campus in Westchester, and the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y.

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