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| March 2016 | Fairfield University News Channel

Rabbi Michael J. Cook to Deliver 10th Annual Jewish-Christian Engagement Lecture

On Wednesday March 16, 2016 at 7:30 p.m., Rabbi Michael J. Cook will deliver the 10th Annual Jewish-Christian Engagement Lecture titled “Gospel Dynamics: When the Jewish Jesus Isn't Enough” in the Dolan School of Business Dining Room. This lecture is free and open to the public.

The lecture is partly based on his book Modern Jews Engage the New Testament, and will discuss the role of Gospel Dynamics. Rabbi Cook’s lecture will focus on Gospel Dynamics, a technique used by Gospel editors who use Jesus’ figure to solve problems of their day. “Delaying the historical Jesus to the end of the learning process removes him from harms later perpetrated against Jews in his name," says Cook, "and advances a proven method attracting even lay Jews dissuaded for almost two millennia from Gospel study and discussion of Jesus.”

Rabbi Cook is the Sol & Arlene Bronstein Professor of Judeo-Christian Studies at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, and is the only rabbi in North America with a Full-Professorial Chair in New Testament. He has keynoted 215 Institutes for Christian Clergy and delivered 235 academic papers at universities, seminaries, conferences, and art museums, in addition to several hundred Scholar-in-Residences presentations at North American Synagogues and in Europe. Additionally, he was one of seven scholars selected to assess the accuracy of the film “Passion of the Christ” in 2003.

The lecture is co-sponsored by Fairfield University’s Carl and Dorothy Bennett Center for Judaic Studies and the Center for Catholic Studies.

Reservations are requested for the lecture. Please email bennettcenter@fairfield.edu or call 203-254-4000, ext. 2066.





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