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? Rabbi Brill will answer with how Jewish theology would respond to these terms.
Rabbi Dr. Alan Brill is the Cooperman/Ross Endowed Professor in honor of Sister Rose Thering at Seton Hall University. He is the author of the Thinking God: The Mysticism of Rabbi Zadok of Lublin (Ktav:2003) , Judaism and Other Religions: Model of Understanding (Palgrave-Macmillan 2010) and Judaism and World Religions (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2012). Rabbi Brill specializes in Contemporary Jewish Thought, Interfaith, and Jewish Mysticism.