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The Prophetic Tradition And The Civil Rights Movement: How Can We Respond To Antisemitism And The Rise Of White Nationalism?

October 26, 2017
05:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library

Susannah Heschel

THE PHILIP S. BERNSTEIN LECTURE IN JEWISH STUDIES 2017

Susannah Heschel is the Eli Black Professor and chair of the Jewish Studies Program at Dartmouth College. She is the author of Abraham Geiger and the Jewish Jesus and The Aryan Jesus: Christian Theologians and the Bible in Nazi Germany as well as numerous edited volumes, including Insider/Outsider: American Jews and Multiculturalism and Betrayal: German Churches and the Holocaust, and over 100 articles. She has been a visiting professor at several universities, including the University of Cape Town, Frankfurt, Edinburgh, and Princeton, and has held research grants from the Carnegie Foundation, the Ford Foun-dation, a Rockefeller fellowship at the National Humanities Center, and a yearlong fellowship at the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin. She is a Guggenheim Fellow and has been studying the history of European Jewish scholarship on Islam, and her first of two books on that topic will appear next month under the title, Jüdischer Islam: Islam und jüdisch-deutsche Selbstbestimmung, and she also has a forthcoming article on that topic, in English, in the Journal of Qur’anic Studies.

A reception will follow the event

For information, please contact Prof. Aaron Hughes at aaron.hughes@rochester.edu

Sponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies, The Jewish Studies Program, The Department of Religion and Classics, The Frederick Douglass Institute and the Interfaith Chapel

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