Dr. Frederica Francesconi
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM | Wednesdays April 10, 17; May 1, 15, 22 & 29
Temple Israel Kahn Meeting Room
An introduction to the history of Jewish-Christian relations from the first century of the Common Era through the present. The course focuses both on the history of interactions between Jews and Christians – persecutions, collaborations, conversions, etc. – and also on the history of theological stances and popular attitudes. The aims of the course are three-fold: first, to acquaint with the general outlines of the history of Jewish-Christian relations; second, to hone some of the skills of the historian (especially the critical analysis of primary sources); and third, to grapple with questions that confront Jews and Christians in the present, questions about history, memory, theological differences, and the potential for dialogue.