From the birth of Christianity, Christians and Jews have never ignored one another. However, only in our times have these encounters begun to include regular positive affirmations of the other. To provide the student with a background for the contemporary situation, this course will explore various theological and historical facets of this encounter from the diatribes of earliest Christianity through the medieval disputations, concluding with contemporary dialogue and some of the lessons in interreligious understanding that it has taught. Readings will be drawn from Jewish and Christian primary sources in translation.
From Diatribe to Dialogue: Studies in the Jewish Christian Encounter is a 10-week adult learning class. It meets Wednesdays, 9:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Feb. 28 through May 16, 2018, and is taught by Ruth Langer, Ph.D.
Dr. Ruth Langer is professor of Jewish studies in the Theology Department at Boston College and associate director of its Center for Christian-Jewish Learning. She received her Ph.D. in Jewish liturgy in 1994 and her rabbinic ordination in 1986 from Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati. She writes and speaks in two major areas: the development of Jewish liturgy and ritual, and Christian-Jewish relations.+ More... - Less...
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