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Luther was an Anti-Semite – What Does That Mean For Us?
November 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$18
ABOUT THIS LECTURE: Martin Luther shaped western culture. He also contributed to antisemitism, eventually inspiring the Third Reich. Is there another way of dealing with this issue than simply condemning Luther? I will suggest that what went wrong with Luther can go wrong with how any member of one religion sees another. Luther is a great teacher also in his failings.
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.