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The Manekin-Clark Lecture: Recapturing the Prophetic Tradition: A Challenge for Interreligious Dialogue

Monday, December 6
7:00-8:30 PM
Goucher College, Kraushaar Auditorium, 1021 Dulaney Valley Rd, Towson, MD 21204
This is a free event that is available in-person and also via livestream

Over the last half century, interreligious dialogue has made tremendous strides and compiled a laudable record of achievements. What was once considered extraordinary is now in many circles commonplace: we read and study one another’s scriptures, learn our respective histories and engage one another on a deep, personal level. But has our dialogue grown stale and repetitive? Dr. Susannah Heschel offers a friendly critique and challenge, drawing on the legacy of her father, Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, whose work and writings on the prophetic tradition offer a model to sharpen future dialogue and inspire us to move beyond the comfort of our own traditions, viewpoints, and assumptions.

About the Speaker:

Susannah Heschel, Ph.D. is the Eli M. Black Distinguished Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College. Her scholarship focuses on Jewish and Protestant thought during the 19th and 20th centuries, including the history of biblical scholarship, Jewish scholarship on Islam, and the history of anti-Semitism. Her numerous publications include “Abraham Geiger and the Jewish Jesus,” which won a National Jewish Book Award, and “The Aryan Jesus: Christian Theologians and the Bible in Nazi Germany.”

Attendees will be required to show vaccine cards and photo I.D. at the door and wear masks inside the venue.

Note: If on the day of the event, you are experiencing any symptoms of illness, we ask you to attend via livestream.

The ICJS Manekin-Clark Lecture annually brings leading figures to Baltimore to engage the public on issues relevant to interreligious relations and religious pluralism. The lecture honors the interreligious friendship of two long-time civic leaders, Bernard Manekin and A. James Clark. The lecture is made possible by generous funding from the A. James and Alice B. Clark Foundation and the Manekin family. All lectures are free and open to the public.