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"Jewish Views of Jesus" lecture at Transylvania March 29, at 7 p.m.; free and open to the public

LEXINGTON, Ky.—The theological boundaries and historical relationship between Jews and Christians is the focus of a pair of back-to-back lectures offered by rabbi, speaker, author and professor David Sandmel this month.

The lectures are part of the Moosnick Lectureship in Judaic Studies, sponsored by the Moosnick Endowment. Sandmel’s lectures are presented by Transylvania University, Lexington Theological Seminary, Ohavay Zion Synagogue and Temple Adath Israel. Both lectures are free and open to the public.

Sandmel will present the first lecture, “Jewish Views of Jesus,” Thursday, March 29, at 7 p.m. in Strickland Auditorium in the Brown Science Center at Transylvania. The lecture is free and open to the public.

The second lecture, “Jews, Christians, and Israel” is March 30 at 5 p.m. at Temple Adath Israel. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Sandmel is the Crown-Ryan Professor of Jewish Studies at the Catholic Theological Union and Rabbi Educator at Temple Sholom, both in Chicago. He is a former director of the National Jewish Scholars Project, a major initiative to promote discussion within the Jewish community and between Jews and Christians about the differences and similarities between the two traditions. He is the co-editor of “Christianity in Jewish Terms.” In addition, he is the lead editor of “Irreconcilable Differences? A Learning Resource for Jews and Christians,” which focuses on core theological issues on the boundary between Judaism and Christianity. Sandmel is also involved in Jewish-Muslim dialogue and in the tri-lateral dialogue between Jews, Christians and Muslims.

Sandmel chairs the Committee on Interfaith Activities of the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR) and is a CCAR Representative to the Joint UAHC-CCAR Commission on Interfaith Relations, the National Council of Synagogues and The International Jewish Committee on Interfaith Consultations.
For more information, contact Beth Goins, Lexington Theological Seminary, at (502) 316-4575 or bgoins@lextheo.edu.

Transylvania, founded in 1780, is the nation’s sixteenth oldest institution of higher learning and is consistently ranked in national publications as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country. For more information, visit www.transy.edu.

Lexington Theological Seminary is an accredited graduate theological institution of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).  Consistent with the Disciples’ historic commitment to Christian unity, the Seminary is intentionally ecumenical with students, faculty, staff and trustees of various denominations. The Seminary has been preparing leaders for the church since 1865. For more information, visit www.lextheo.edu.

3/28/2012

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