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Fall Shapiro Lecture

November 04, 2019 @ 6:30 PM - November 04, 2019 @ 7:30 PM

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Christianity Thinks With Judaism

From their earliest origins to the present moment, the followers of Christianity and of Rabbinic Judaism have given shape to their faiths by interacting with and thinking about each other.  How has that long history of thought shaped relations between faiths?  We’ll ask that question with a particular focus on how Christianity has thought with Judaism.  How has that thinking contributed to Christian Anti-Judaism?  And what can the study of that history offer the future of Christian-Jewish relations?


Dr. David Nirenberg , Deborah R. and Edgar D. Jannotta Distinguished Service Professor of Social Thought, Medieval History, Fundamentals, Middle East Studies, Romance Languages and Literatures, and the College, has written widely about the ways in which Jewish, Christian, and Islamic cultures interrelate with each other.  He is the author of, among other books, “Communities of Violence: Persecution of Minorities in the Middle Ages”; “Anti-Judaism: The Western Tradition”; “Neighboring Faiths: Christianity, Islam, and Judaism Medieval and Modern”; and “Aesthetic Theology and its Enemies: Judaism in Christian Painting, Poetry, and Politics.” His essays have appeared in the London Review of Books, the Nation, the New Republic, Raritan, and Dissent, and he has contributed to numerous documentaries and films in Europe and the US. Professor Nirenberg teaches in the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago, where he is also the Dean of the Divinity School.



Catholic Theological Union

Room 210

5416 South Cornell Avenue

Chicago, Illinois 60615



Kosher snacks and refreshments will be served prior to the event

Complimentary parking in the CTU garage