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Transylvania lecture to facilitate Jewish, Christian dialog

Dartmouth professor to present on April 28-29

LEXINGTON Ky. (April 21, 2015) — Susannah Heschel, the Eli Black Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College, will present a pair of lectures at Transylvania University.

Susannah Heschel
Susannah Heschel

On April 28 at 7 p.m. she will present “Scholarship and Ethics: How Do Jews and Christian Connect?” in Carrick Theater.

At 7 p.m. on April 29, Heschel will present “The Life and Legacy of Abraham Joshua Heschel: Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity” at the Ohavay Zion Synagogue. The talk is about her late father, who was a well-known scholar and involved with the civil rights movement.

Both lectures are free and open to the public.

Heschel, who earned a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, has authored numerous books, including “The Aryan Jesus: Christian Theologians and the Bible in Nazi Germany” and “Abraham Geiger and the Jewish Jesus.”

She also holds a Guggenheim Fellowship and is writing a book about the history of European Jewish scholarship on Islam.