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SC Talk: David Novak, Religion and Philosophy, U of T, “The New World of Jewish- Christian Relations”

October 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Speaker: David Novak, Religion and Philosophy, U of T

Title: “The New World of Jewish- Christian Relations”

Introducer: Linda Corman

Host: Linda Hutcheon

Abstract: Until the middle of the 20th century, Jewish-Christian relations were generally acrimonious. Most Christians resented the refusal of most Jews to adopt Christianity, thereby abandoning Judaism. Jews in turn resented this Christian imposition on their theological-political independence. The fact that Christians held political power over Jews contributed to this mutual acrimony. However, due to the emergence of a more even political playing field between Christians and Jews, resulting from the decrease of Christian political power and the increase of Jewish political power, Jewish-Christian relations have changed considerably. This talk will examine this new world, and its probable future.

Bio: David Novak is the J. Richard and Dorothy Shiff Professor of Jewish Studies and Philosophy in the University of Toronto since 1997. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, a Fellow of the American Academy for Jewish Research, and Consulting Scholar of Princeton University’s James Madison Program. In 2017 he delivered the Gifford Lectures in the University of Aberdeen. David Novak is a Founder and now President of the Union for Traditional Judaism, and is Vice President of the Jewish Pro-Life Foundation. He is the author of nineteen books, and is the subject of six books.

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October 20
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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