On Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. in room 5B of the Kelly Commons, Susannah Heschel, Ph.D. will deliver the 10th annual Frederick M. Schweitzer Lecture, titled When Jesus Was an Aryan: Christians, Nazis and the Bible. Heschel is the Eli Black Professor and chair of the Jewish Studies Program at Dartmouth College.
She is the author of Abraham Geiger and the Jewish Jesus and The Aryan Jesus: Christian Theologians and the Bible in Nazi Germany and numerous edited volumes and more than 100 articles. She has held research grants from the Carnegie Foundation, the Ford Foundation, a Rockefeller fellowship at the National Humanities Center and a yearlong fellowship at the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin.
Heschel is a Guggenheim Fellow and has just completed a book on the history of European Jewish scholarship, Judischer Islam: Islam und judisch-deutsche Selbstbestimmung, due to be released in the spring of 2018.
Refreshments will be served, event is free and open to the public.
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