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May 9, 2014:
In recent years scholars have reconsidered the separation of Judaism and Christianity. This "parting of the ways" has been variously construed, and generally pushed forward further and further into late antiquity. This lecture discusses a number of late ancient texts that make women's embodied practice central for their thinking about religious identity formation. Recorded live at Catholic Theological Union on May 5, 2014 as part of the Shapiro Lecture Series.
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December 23, 2013:

In Good Faith: A panel discussion on the theme of "Who is Abraham Anyway? Does he unite or divide Jews, Christians and Muslims?" Panelists include Rabbi David Sandmel, Crown Ryan Professor of Jewish Studies, Catholic Theological Union; Rev. Jay Moses, Pastor of Congregational Ministries, First Presbyterian Church of Wheaton; and Prof. Abbas Barzegar, Department of Religious Studies, Georgia State University. Recorded November 20, 2013 at Catholic Theological Union.

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March 20, 2012:

“IN GOOD FAITH: Jews, Christians, and Muslims Sharing Perspectives on Issues that Matter to Our Faith Communities and to Our World” is an initiative of the Bernardin Center at Catholic Theological Union in partnership with First Analysis Institute of Integrative Studies.

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March 19, 2012:

Why do Jews and Christians imagine different concepts when the new theologies speak of opening up the Trinity to Israel's covenant? Rabbi Brill will explore the question of how the two religions think differently about theology. He will seek to steer the discussion beyond attempting to create sameness or difference and will outline the changes on both sides from perceiving differences between the faiths to perceiving commonality. But then ask: how much are these new theologies still operating on Christian terms?

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November 7, 2011:

The intensely troubling story of Abraham's near-sacrifice of Isaac has been central in Jewish thought and biblical interpretation. Jewish thinkers in ancient, medieval and modern times have used this story to think about questions like the meaning and purpose of sacrifice, the nature of Divine mercy, and even to call into question God's justice. This lecture will show how midrashic and medieval interpretation made this story a Jewish one, deeply connected to Jewish ritual, practice, history and
hope.

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November 16, 2010:

Amidst a struggle against extremists in various communities, religious diversity and the need for coexistence are among the central features of life in modern society. Can contemporary Jews develop a theology of other religions that is both faithful to the Jewish tradition and respectful towards the beliefs and practices of others? What resources exist that could inform such an approach?

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February 24, 2011:

This lecture examines Hebraic and later Jewish understandings of the love commandment as first set down in Leviticus 19:18. It explores several questions. What is the meaning of the commandment in its biblical context? How was it interpreted in the later rabbinic tradition? And how do its interpretations and applications compare with those found in the New Testament? We will see that these questions yield complex answers and significant disagreements, but the disagreements within each tradition, Judaism and Christianity, are greater than the disagreements between them.

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October 21, 2010:

IN GOOD FAITH: Jews, Christians, Muslims sharing perspectives on issues that matter to our faith communities and to our world is an initiative of the Bernardin Center at Catholic Theological Union in partnership with First Analysis Institute of Integrative Studies.

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March 16, 2011:

IN GOOD FAITH: Jews, Christians, Muslims sharing perspectives on issues that matter to our faith communities and to our world is an initiative of the Bernardin Center at Catholic Theological Union in partnership with First Analysis Institute of Integrative Studies.

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