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Holy Ambivalence: Jewish-Evangelical Relations and Why They Matter

The Department of Religious Studies is pleased to present Dr. Faydra Shapiro, the Executive Director of the Israel Center for Jewish-Christian Relations in the Galilee and Associate Fellow at The Philos Project as the speaker at this year's 2017 Lilian and Marvin Goldblatt Lecture in Jewish Studies. Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 7-9 p.m.

Aug 23, 2017

Holy Ambivalence: Jewish-Evangelical Relations and Why They Matter

Evangelical-Jewish relations occupy a unique niche within Jewish-Christian relations, and interfaith relations more broadly. Jews and Evangelical Christians have their own quite speci c history, interests, limitations and common ground. At the same time, Evangelical-Jewish relations matter outside the theological space of interfaith relations, because of their impact on geo-political realities in the form of Christian Zionist support for Israel. The ambivalence that characterizes Jewish-Evangelical relations is an important and often overlooked aspect for making sense of contemporary Christian Zionism.

Dr. Faydra Shapiro is currently the Executive Director of the Israel Center for Jewish-Christian Relations in the Galilee and Associate Fellow at The Philos Project. Dr. Shapiro received her PhD from McMaster’s Department of Religious Studies in 2000. She has authored Christian Zionism: Navigating the Jewish-Christian Border and Building Jewish Roots: The Israel Experience (National Jewish Book Award Winner).

This lecture is FREE and open to the public. 

When: Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 7-9 p.m.
Where: David Braley Health Sciences Centre, Room 2032, 100 Main Street West Hamilton ON L8P 1H6 (Corner of Main St. W. and Bay St. N.)

For more info contact: Professor Celia Rothenberg, rothenb@mcmaster.ca 905-525-9140 ext. 24363