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Fall 2020 Shapiro Lecture Online

November 02, 2020 @ 7:00 PM CST - November 02, 2020 @ 8:00 PM CST


Rabbi Dr. Alan Brill

Cooperman/Ross Endowed Chair for Jewish-Christian Studies at Seton Hall University


Dr. Alan Brill is the author of Judaism and Other Religions: Models Of Understanding (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010) and Judaism and World Religions (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012). He was a Fulbright Senior Scholar awardee to research at Banares Hindu University in Varanasi, India. His research produced Rabbi on the Ganges: A Jewish-Hindu Encounter (Lexington Books 2019).

A Jewish View of Contemporary Ideas of the Trinity

Can Jews get beyond treating the Trinity as tri-theism? Can Jews learn anything from the theology of the Trinity? This talk seeks to move past the polemical era to a post-polemical understanding of where the differences between Judaism and Christianity actually lie. We will look with Jewish eyes at the 20th century Trinitarian thought of Karl Rahner and Jurgen Moltman, asking what would be a Jewish approach to their concerns.


In its fourth decade, the Shapiro Lecture Series at Catholic Theological Union presents this program with the objective of creating a positive environment for the ongoing dialogue between Christian and Jewish individuals in the CTU community and Chicagoland area.


Throughout its history, the series has featured some of the most outstanding Jewish scholars of our time speaking on issues relevant to Catholic-Jewish understanding. The series is made possible by the support of the Charles and M.R. Shapiro Foundation.

This event will take place via Zoom. RSVP below to receive the event link.