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TODAY: Prof. Susannah Heschel

10/30/2022 02:20:32 PM

Oct30

This Sunday we will host the Neusner Memorial Lecture, featuring Professor Susannah Heschel of Dartmouth College. Professor Heschel's lecture will begin at 4:00 PM and is entitled "White Jesus, Black Jesus, Christian Jesus, Jewish Jesus." (A collation will follow, because - you know - Sixth Street).

It is a great honor to host this important event. We are grateful to our dear friend, Professor Shai Secunda, for facilitating it. 

Professor Susannah Heschel is the Eli M. Black Distinguished Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College. Her scholarship focuses on Jewish and Protestant thought during the 19th and 20th centuries, including the history of biblical scholarship, Jewish scholarship on Islam, and the history of anti-Semitism. Her numerous publications include Abraham Geiger and the Jewish Jesus (University of Chicago Press), which won a National Jewish Book Award, The Aryan Jesus: Christian Theologians and the Bible in Nazi Germany (Princeton University Press), and Jüdischer Islam: Islam und Deutsch-Jüdische Selbstbestimmung (Mathes und Seitz). Heschel has been a visiting professor at the Universities of Frankfurt and Cape Town as well as Princeton, and she is the recipient of numerous grants, including from the Ford Foundation, Carnegie Foundation, and a yearlong Rockefeller fellowship at the National Humanities Center. In 2011-12 she held a fellowship at the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin. She has received four honorary doctorates from universities in the United States, Canada, and Germany. Currently she is a Guggenheim Fellow and is writing a book on the history of European Jewish scholarship on Islam. In 2015 she was elected a member of the American Society for the Study of Religion. 

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