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2017 Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Jerusalem Lecture
Judaism and Christianity in Dialogue: Reflections on the Work of a
Towering Jewish Thinker
Monday, February 13, 2017 7pm
DePaul University Student Center
2250 N Sheffield Avenue, Chicago
Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik (known as "The Rav") is widely remembered for his critique of theological dialogue between Christians and Jews. Yet, in his philosophic writings, he makes extensive use of Christian theologians like Karl Barth, Frederick Dale Bruner, Soren Kierkegaard, Max
Scheler and others. Professor David Shatz, a student of Rabbi Soloveitchik, will focus on aspects of the paradoxical and dynamic relationship between Rav Soloveitchik’s rejection of theological dialogue, and his heartfelt recognition of common interests, common ideas, and shared challenges of American Christians
Professor David Shatz is the Ronald P. Stanton University Professor of Philosophy, Ethics, and Religious Thought at Yeshiva University. He is editor of The Torah u-Madda Journal, and editor of the MeOtzar HoRav series, devoted to publishing manuscripts of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik. He holds a PhD with Distinction In
general philosophy from Columbia University and ordination from The Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. He has edited, co-edited, or authored 15 books and over 80 articles and reviews on general and Jewish philosophy. A book devoted to his life and thought appears in The Library of Contemporary Jewish
Philosophers, produced by the academic publisher Brill. A collection of his essays, Jewish Thought in Dialogue, was published in 2009.
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