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A Sacred Dissonance: Explorations in Jewish-Christian Friendship with Prof. Anthony Le Donne and Larry Behrendt

November 17, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Measuring against previous eras, Jewish-Christian friendship is experiencing a renaissance. What what is the benefit of this friendship? Can Jews and Christians be spiritual allies? The conversation will be in two parts. One: Larry Behrendt will interview Anthony Le Donne about his new book, Near Christianity: How Journeys along Jewish-Christian Borders Saved my Faith in God. Le Donne will discuss how his Jewish friends and mentors enhanced his Christian faith. Two: They will discuss A Sacred Dissonance, a forthcoming book that they have co­authored focusing on how Jewish­-Christian similarity and diversity serve as a source of creative and spiritual energy for both Jew and Christian. The evening will conclude with questions and answers from the audience. Anthony Le Donne will be available to sign his book at the end of the session.

Special Event Corresponding to the Annual Meetings of the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature

About the Instructor: Anthony Le Donne is Associate Professor of New Testament at United Theological Seminary, the Executive Editor of the Journal for the Historical Jesus and a blogger at jesusweblog.com.

About the Instructor: Larry Behrendt is a specialist in inter-religious dialogue with specific emphasis on Jewish-Christian relations. Larry has degrees from the University of California and Georgetown University. His blog, jewishchristianintersections.com is uniquely devoted to this topic


November 17, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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SoL Center at University Presbyterian Church
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San Antonio, TX 78212 United States
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