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GTS International Academic Conference (2013)

Monday June 10 - Thursday June 13, 2013

NOTICE : Conference will be rescheduled after January 1, 2014 The planned June 2013 Conference was canceled in May 2013 for political reasons by other powers-that-be. Updated Program & Participants will be noted for the to-be-rescheduled Conference.


GTS

International Academic Conference

Dr. Deidre Good

focused on the work

GENERAL THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY co-Chairman

Dr. Bruce Chilton BARD COLLEGE co-Chairman

OF THE JEWS by

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institutional co-sponsors GTS

Chelsea, Manhattan, NY www.GTS.edu

BARD College

Annandale-on-Hudson, NY www.BARD.edu

CONFERENCE FOCUS: THE DEMONIZATION AND DEHUMANIZATION OF THE JEWS OVER THE CENTURIES - AND THE GENOCIDAL CONSEQUENCES

Monday June 10 - Thursday June 13, 2013 venue of conference: General Theological Seminary Main Campus West 21st Street & Ninth Avenue (440 West 21st Street) New York, NY 10011


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International Academic Conference

participant bios

Bruce Chilton Conference co-Chairperson Chairman, Theology Department Professor of Religion Bard College Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

Deidre Good Conference co-Chairperson Professor of New Testament GTS New York, NY

Mary Boys New York, NY – is a Professor of Practical Philosophy at Union Theological Seminary. She is the recipient of honorary doctorates from Hebrew College-Jewish Institute of Religion, The Catholic Theological Union, The Jewish Theological Seminary of America and Gratz College. She was the recipient in 2005 of the Sternberg Award from the International Council of Christians and Jews.


James Carroll

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Boston, MA – is a noted author, historian and journalist and Roman Catholic dissident. He wrote a history of Christian, specifically Roman Catholic, anti-Semitism and treatment of Jews, titled Constantine’s Sword: The Church and the Jews (2001). In this work, he connects many personal experiences, especially his boyhood trips to Catholic pilgrimage sites in the Rhineland, and as a seminarian and priest, to the places and events that he analyzes.

participant bios

Robert Chazan New York, NY – is currently S.H. and Helen R. Scheuer Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies in the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University. Professor Chazan has published widely in medieval Jewish history. His three most recent books are: God, Humanity, and History (Berkeley, 2000), Fashioning Jewish Identity in Medieval Western Christendom (Cambridge, 2004), and The Jews of Medieval Western Christendom (Cambridge, 2006). Professor Chazan has published extensively in journals in the United States, England, France, Germany, Spain, and Israel. He has served as President of the Association for Jewish Studies and the American Academy for Jewish Research.

John Gager Princeton, NJ – retired from his position as William H. Danforth Professor of Religion at Princeton University in the spring of 2006. Gager’s scholarly concern is with the religions of the Roman Empire, especially early Christianity and its relations to ancient Judaism, and has also written on the theme of religion and magic. In his book “Kingdom and Community: The Social World of Early Christianity” (1975), Gager helped pioneer an interdisciplinary approach to the study of religion, drawing particularly on the works of sociologists Peter L. Berger and Thomas Luckmann. In “Reinventing Paul” (2002), Gager argued for a radical new understanding of the apostle Paul’s views of Jews and Judaism.


Daniel Goldhagen

participant bios

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Boston, MA –is an American author and former associate professor of political science and social studies at Harvard University. Goldhagen reached international attention and broad criticism as the author of two controversial books about the Holocaust, Hitler’s Willing Executioners (1996) and A Moral Reckoning (2002). He is also the author of Worse Than War (2009), which examines the phenomenon of genocide. Named to the Forward 50, Goldhagen lectures frequently nationally and internationally on diverse subjects about genocide and its prevention, the Holocaust, the Catholic Church and Jews, Israel, antisemitism today, and Political Islam.

David Kertzer Providence, RI – is Paul Dupee, Jr. University Professor of Social Science, Professor of Anthropology, Professor of History (1992– 2001), and Professor of Italian Studies (2001-) at Brown University. H e was Provost of Brown from July 1, 2006 to June 30, 2011. In 2005 he was elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is the author of numerous books and articles on politics and culture, European social history, anthropological demography, 19th century Italian social history, contemporary Italian society and politics, and the history of Vatican relations with the Jews and the Italian state. His book, The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara, was a finalist for the National Book Award in Nonfiction in 1997. His 2001 book, The Popes Against the Jews, has been published in nine languages.

Adele Reinhartz Ottawa, Canada – is a Canadian academic and a specialist in the history and literature of Christianity and Judaism in the Greco-Roman period, the Gospel of John, early Jewish-Christian relations, literary criticism including feminist literary criticism, feminist exegesis, and the impact of the Bible on popular cinema and television.


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International Conference program (2013)

Day

1

Monday, June 10

5:00 PM (Seabury) Dr Chilton & Dr Good open the conference James Carroll Keynote Address 6:30 PM – Dinner (Refectory) Panel discussion James Carroll, David Birnbaum, et. al. Deirdre Good, Bruce Chilton Bruce Chilton, Moderator


GTS

International Conference program (2013)

Day

2 Tuesday, June 11

8:30 AM – Breakfast (Refectory) 9:30 AM (Seabury) John Gager Keynote Address Panel discussion John Gager, James Carroll, David Birnbaum, et. al. Deirdre Good Bruce Chilton, Moderator 12:30 PM – Lunch (Refectory) 2:00 PM (Seabury) Robert Chazan Keynote Address 3:30 PM (Seabury) Panel discussion Robert Chazan, John Gager, David Birnbaum, et. al. Bruce Chilton Bruce Chilton, Moderator 6:00 PM – Dinner (Refectory) 7:30 PM (Seabury) David Kertzer Keynote Address Panel discussion David Kertzer, Robert Chazan, David Birnbaum, et. al. Deirdre Good Bruce Chilton, Moderator


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International Conference program (2013)

Day

3

Wednesday, June 12

8:30 AM – Breakfast (Refectory) 9:30 AM (Seabury) Mary Boys Keynote Address Panel discussion Mary Boys, David Kertzer, David Birnbaum, et. al. Deirdre Good Bruce Chilton, Moderator 12:30 PM – Lunch (Refectory) 1:30 PM (Seabury) Adele Reinhartz Keynote Address 3:30 PM (Seabury) Panel discussion Adele Reinhartz, David Birnbaum, et. al. Bruce Chilton Deidre Good, Moderator 6:00 PM – Dinner (Refectory) 7:30 PM (Seabury) Daniel Goldhagen Keynote Address Panel discussion Daniel Goldhagen, Adele Reinhartz, Mary Boys, David Birnbaum, et. al. Deirdre Good Bruce Chilton, Moderator


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International Conference program (2013)

Day

4

Thursday, June 13

8:30 AM – Breakfast (Refectory) 9:30 AM (Seabury) GTS students panel discussion Deidre Good, Moderator 11:00 AM (Seabury) Panel discussion Daniel Goldhagen, David Birnbaum, et. al. Bruce Chilton, Moderator 12:30 AM – Lunch (Refectory) 2:00 PM (Seabury) Panel discussion David Birnbaum + 3 new panelists Bruce Chilton, Moderator

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