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Dabru Emet 20 Years Later ICJS and American Religion logos

On September 10, 2000, Dabru Emet: A Jewish Statement on Christians and Christianity was published by Jewish scholars hosted by ICJS. This 20th-year online forum welcomes scholars and thinkers from around the world and across disciplines to revisit Dabru Emet (“Speak Truth”), engaging in critique as well as commemoration; historical reflection as well as reframing; rigorous inquiry as well as creative imaginings.

Forum Introduction


Contributors

Essays will be linked below as they are posted to the American Religion website each Tuesday and Thursday through May 2021.

  • Dabru Emet After Twenty Years: The Question of Authority
    David Novak, University of Toronto
  • From the “National Jewish Scholars Group” to Dabru Emet: Encountering Intrareligious Rifts
    Shira Lander, Southern Methodist University
  • Dabru Emet and the Politics of Shared Texts in Interfaith Dialogue
    Halla Attallah, Georgetown University
  • Interfaith Begins with Faith
    Susannah Heschel, Dartmouth College
  • “We do not blame them for the sins committed by their ancestors..."
    Katharina von Kellenbach, St. Mary’s College of Maryland
  • Dabru Emet at 20: Questioning the Centrality of the Shoah in Jewish–Christian Dialogue
    Malka Z. Simkovich, Catholic Theological Union
  • Dabru Emet as a Model for ‘Reflective Believing’ Across Traditions
    Robert Cathey, McCormick Seminary
  • Dabru Emet and the Era of Respect
    Elena Procario-Foley, Iona College
  • Responses to Dabru Emet from the United Kingdom: Teaching the Next Generation of Christian Leaders
    Edward Kessler, The Woolf Institute
  • “More profound than mere politics”: Encouraging Christian Support for Israel in Dabru Emet
    Adam Gregerman, Saint Joseph's University
  • Christian Solidarity with Both Jews and Palestinians: A Critical Response to Dabru Emet
    Yehezkel Landau, Landau Interfaith Training and Consulting
  • Dabru Emet: A Small Step Forward
    Mark Silk, Trinity College
  • Dabru Emet’s Imagined Future and the Christian-Muslim Question
    Matthew D. Taylor, Institute for Islamic, Jewish, and Christian Studies (ICJS)
  • Searching for a Twenty-first-century Understanding of God: Reflections in Light of Dabru Emet
    John Pawlikowski, Catholic Theological Union
  • Promising Openings in Theological Encounter on the Trinity
    Alan Brill, Seton Hall University
  • Dabru Emet the Jewish Nostra Aetate? Sic et Non
    David Sandmel, Anti-Defamation League
  • Judaism and Christianity: “Humanly Irreconcilable" Traditions
    Mary C. Boys, Union Theological Seminary
  • Reflections on Dabru Emet
    Christopher Leighton, ICJS (retired)
  • Dabru Emet 20 Years Later: Opening a Jewish Door
    Ellen Charry, Princeton Theological Seminary
  • A Jewish Revision of Dabru Emet
    Ruth Sandberg, Gratz College
  • Dabru Emet: A Grateful Evangelical Appreciation
    Jason Poling, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
  • Interfaith Dialogue: Metaphysical Not Political?
    Sam Brody, University of Kansas
  • Heather Miller Rubens, ICJS
  • Julia McStravog, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Speaking Truth in Late Antique Poetry
    Laura Lieber, Duke University
  • “Holy Insecurity” Thinking about Dabru Emet with Martin Buber and Leonard Cohen
    Maeera Yaffa Shreiber, University of Utah
  • Peter Pettit, St. Paul Lutheran Church
  • Zeyneb Sayilgan, ICJS
  • Edwin Aponte, Louisville Institute
  • Victoria Barnett, independent scholar
  • Laura Levitt, Temple University