Jewish Studies

Elon University Conference on Jewish-Christian Relations

Sunday, November 17, 1:00-6:30 pm

Numen Lumen Pavilion at Elon University
 

1:00 pm: Welcoming Remarks
President Dr. Leo Lambert (Elon University)
Dr. Geoffrey Claussen (Elon University)

1:05-2:00 pm: Reading Genesis
- Dr. Marc Bregman (UNC-Greensboro) – “Jewish and Christian Perspectives on the Sacrifice of Isaac”
- Dr. Ellen Haskell (UNC-Greensboro) – “Contesting the Kingdom of Heaven: Rachel as Counterpart to Christ in Medieval Jewish Mysticism”
- Dr. Malachi Hacohen (Duke University) – “Jacob and Esau, Isaac and Ishmael: The Future of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations”
Convener: Dr. Geoffrey Claussen (Elon University)

2:15-3:00 pm: Defining Jewish Identity
- Dr. Lynn Huber (Elon University) – “‘Those Who Say That They Are Jews and Are Not’: The Function of Jewish Identity in the Book of Revelation”
- Dr. James Tabor (UNC-Charlotte) – “Who is a Jew?: A Modern Conundrum with Ancient Roots”
Convener: Dr. Michael Pregill (Elon University)

3:15-4:15 pm: Evangelical-Jewish Relations
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 Dr. Shalom Goldman (Duke University), “The Use of Hebrew and Yiddish by British and American Christian Missionaries to Jews: 1870-1970”
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 Dr. Yaakov Ariel (UNC-Chapel Hill) – “The Rise of Messianic Judaism”
Dr. Motti Inbari (UNC-Pembroke) – “The Christian Zionist Response to Israeli Land for Peace Solutions”
Convener: Dr. Jason Husser (Elon University)

4:30-5:15 pm: Jewish and Christian Feminist Ritual Innovation
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 Dr. Vanessa Ochs (University of Virginia)
Dr. Diann Neu (Women's Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual)
Convener: Dr. Toddie Peters (Elon University)

5:30-6:30 pm: The Future of Jewish-Christian Dialogue
Dr. Stanley Hauerwas (Duke University)
Dr. Peter Ochs (University of Virginia)
Convener: Dr. Jeffrey Pugh (Elon University)

Closing Remarks: Dr. Jeffrey Pugh (Elon University)

Sessions are free and open to the public.  Refreshments will be available throughout the day.  
Your registration using the form below will help us to plan accordingly.

See here for directions to visitor parking, and here for the location of the Numen Lumen Pavilion.

Sponsored by the Elon College Fund for Excellence, the Eric and Lori Sklut Emerging Scholar in Jewish Studies Program, the Department of Religious Studies, the Department of History and Geography, the Women's/Gender Studies program, the Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life, and the Elon Center for the Study of Religion, Culture, and Society.

Department News

Claussen publishes translation of 19th century Jewish text

Religious Studies Professor Geoffrey Claussen's new translation appears in a volume published by Brandeis University Press.

Elon University to commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day on April 12

Thursday’s events include a conversation with two local Holocaust survivors and a film screening, a Ceremony of Remembrance, Reading of the Names, and Remembrance and Resistance - Theatrical Readings and a Discussion.

Claussen publishes on Eastern European Jewish moral education

Religious Studies Professor Geoffrey Claussen's new article appears in the journal Polin.

Major gift to endow scholarship, deepen funding for Jewish studies

Elon Trustee and parent Eric Sklut and his wife, Lori Sklut, of Charlotte, North Carolina, will help bring outstanding students to the university and strengthen funding for a Jewish studies professorship.

Claussen presents on Jewish depictions of the vulnerable stranger

Religious Studies Professor Geoffrey Claussen presented at the 2017 American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting in Boston.