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Being Inspired by the Religious Geniuses of other Faiths
November 21, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm$18
ABOUT THIS LECTURE: Great personalities in religion are sources of inspiration. They allow us to see the best in religion. The category of Religious Genius has been developed in order to allow us to appreciate outstanding individuals across religions. Who is a religious genius? what are the qualities that make him or her special and how can these speak to everyone?
ABOUT THIS SPEAKER: Alon Goshen-Gottstein is the founder and director of the Elijah Interfaith Institute, and lecturer and director of the Center for the Study of Rabbinic Thought, Beit Morasha College, Jerusalem. Ordained as a rabbi in 1977, he holds a Ph.D. from Hebrew University of Jerusalem in the field of Rabbinic Thought. His four score publications are divided between the areas of Interreligious Dialogue, Theology of Religions, Jewish Spirituality, and Rabbinic Thought. He has published 15 books in the field of theology of religions and interfaith relations. He is the editor of the Interreligious Reflections series, where work of the Elijah Think Tank is featured at Wipf and Stock publishers. His most recent monograph is Luther the Antisemite: A Contemporary Jewish Perspective (2018) published by Fortress Press.