Harvard Opens Colloquium to Analyze Jewish-christian Relations

More than 100 scholars and theologians assembled here today for an international colloquium on Judaism and Christianity, as one of the highlights of the celebration by Harvard University of its 150th anniversary. The four day colloquium was organized by the University in cooperation with the American Jewish Committee, whose president, Morris B. Abram extended greetings on behalf of the organization, at the opening public lecture tonight of the event.

Dean Samuel R. Miller, of the Harvard Divinity School, said the purpose of the gathering was to bring together the theological scholars to analyze the historical, theological and sociological forces that have shaped relations between the two religions.

Isadore Twersky, Littauer Professor of Hebrew Literature and Philosophy at Harvard, is chairman of the seminar on the history of the encounter between Judaism and Christianity. Speakers will include Dr. Haim H. Ben-Sasson of the Hebrew University. Other Jewish participants will include David Flusser and Prof, Jacob Katz, of the Hebrew University; Prof. Alexander Altmann, of Brandeis University; Dr. Salo W. Baron, of Columbia University; and Rabbi Marc Tanenbaum, the American Jewish Committee’s director of inter religious affairs.

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