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The Jewish-Christian Debate in the Early Modern Period: Spinoza, Modena, and Isaac of Troki

Daniel J. Lasker

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Format: Lecture followed by Q&A

Length: 73 minutes

Daniel J. Lasker is the Norbert Blechner Professor of Jewish Values at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, in Be’er Sheva, Israel, where he teaches medieval Jewish philosophy. During the 2004-05 academic year he was a visiting professor at both Yale University and CUNY-Queens College. In this lecture he focuses on the changes within the Jewish-Christian debate as Europe passed through the 16th and 17th centuries, as seen through the writings of a diverse trio of Jewish scholars: Dutch philosopher Baruch Spinoza; Leone Modena, a Venetian rabbi; and Isaac of Troki, a Karaite from Lithuania.

Lasker is introduced by Ruth Langer, an associate professor in the Boston College theology department and associate director of the Center for Christian-Jewish Learning.

Presenter(s): Daniel J. Lasker

Date: March 15, 2005

Location: Higgins Hall 310, Boston College

Sponsor(s): Center for Christian-Jewish Learning

URL: http://frontrow.bc.edu/program/lasker1/

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