Abraham Joshua Heschel's Vision of a New Jewish-Christian Relationship and Its Continuing Importance for Today

For the Public
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
7:00 PM

Saint Joseph's University Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations
Large Maguire Room, Haub Executive Suite, McShain Hall
5600 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131

Etty Lassman

Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907–1972), an influential modern theologian and a visionary Jewish leader, played a pivotal role in shaping a new relationship between Jews and Christians. His article “No Religion Is an Island” (1966) was a watershed in interreligious relations during an era of unprecedented intercultural dialogue. Dr. Susannah Heschel, his daughter and a  historian of religion at Dartmouth College, will reflect on his approach and insights, and consider their relevance almost fifty years later.