Seton Hall University

Twelfth Annual Dr. Marcia Robbins Wilf Lecture

Featuring guest speaker, Susannah Heschel, Ph.D.

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Susannah Heschel, Ph.D.

Sunday, October 22, 2023
2:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Chancellor’s Suite, University Center

The Sister Rose Thering Fund, through the generosity of Dr. Marcia Robbins-Wilf, is thrilled to host internationally renowned scholar, Susannah Heschel, Ph.D., for its annual Dr. Marcia Robbins-Wilf lecture, this year titled “The Faith of Others: Tracing the Complexities of Interreligious Dialogue.”

Heschel is the Eli M. Black Distinguished Professor and chair of the Jewish Studies Program at Dartmouth College. Her scholarship focuses on the history of Jewish and Protestant religious thought in Germany during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and she has brought post-colonial theory and feminist theory to her analyses. She is the author of Abraham Geiger and the Jewish Jesus; The Aryan Jesus: Christian Theologians and the Bible in Nazi Germany; and Jüdischer Islam: Islam und jüdisch-deutsche Selbstbestimmung, as well as several edited volumes, including Insider/Outsider: American Jews and Multiculturalism and Betrayal: German Churches and the Holocaust.

Forthcoming this year are a monograph written with Sarah Imhoff, Jewish Studies and the Woman Question, and a co-edited volume, New Paths: Essays in Honor of Professor Elliot Wolfson, with Glenn Dynner and Shaul Magid. The recipient of five honorary doctorates from universities in the United States, Canada, Germany, and Switzerland, she has held fellowships from the Ford Foundation, the Carnegie Foundation, and yearlong fellowships at the National Humanities Center and the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin. In 2013, she became a Guggenheim Fellow.

This event is free and open to the public through the generosity of the Dr. Marcia Robbins Wilf Lecture Endowment.

About the Sister Rose Thering Fund 

The SRTF began as a supporting wing of the Graduate Department of Jewish-Christian Studies, which is currently a graduate program in the Department of Religion. Our mission is to advance Sister Rose’s legacy by fostering understanding and cooperation among Jews, Christians and people of other religious traditions through advocacy and education. Sister Rose Thering served as administrator, recruiting educators and raising funds to defray tuition costs, until her retirement in 2005.

For more information, please contact Yolanda Sheffield Williams at (973) 761-9006 or [email protected].