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Experts Examine the Divide of Christianity and Judaism

Contact: Stevens, Suzanne
(212) 636-6538

NEW YORK— A panel of academics and theologians will examine the relationship between Christianity and Judaism during a panel discussion on Thursday, March 17, at 6:30 p.m. at the Center for Jewish History.

The discussion, titled “Understanding the Divide Between Judaism and Christianity: What Happened Centuries Ago? Why Does it Matter Now?” will explore the conflict that has existed between the two religions since the first century. The panel will also focus on world events, with an emphasis on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The panelists are: Bruce Chilton, Ph.D., Bernard Iddings Bell Professor of Religion at Bard College; Jacob Neusner, Ph.D., professor of theology at Bard College; and Rev. Donald Senior, Ph.D., president of the Catholic Theological Union. Susannah Heschel, Ph.D., chair of the Jewish studies program of Dartmouth College, will moderate the discussion.

The event is free, but seating is limited and reservations are required. To make a reservation call (917) 606-8200.

TIME:           6:30 P.M.
                     15 WEST 16TH STREET
                     NEW YORK, NY 10011

The event is co-sponsored by the Leo Baeck Institute at the Center for Jewish History, the Fordham Center on Religion and Culture, and the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding. 

The Fordham Center on Religion and Culture explores questions arising at the intersection of religious faith and contemporary culture. Strategically located at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center campus, the center provides a forum for national dialogue, drawing on New York City’s extraordinary cultural and religious diversity and the city’s unique place as a center of intellectual life, the media, the visual and performing arts, and international diplomatic and humanitarian activities. The center’s co-directors are Peter Steinfels, author and New York Times religion columnist, and Margaret O’Brien Steinfels, journalist-in-residence at Fordham University and former editor of Commonweal magazine.

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to approximately 15,800 students in its five undergraduate colleges and six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx, Manhattan and Tarrytown, and the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y.

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