Sunday, April 10, 2011, 7:30 - 9:00 PM, at the JCC West Bloomfield

A public lecture by

Dr. Jon D. Levenson,
Albert A. List Professor of Jewish Studies at Harvard University

"Abraham Our Father - What Does He Father?"

Jews, Christians, and Muslims all revere the figure of Abraham. In Judaism, Abraham is often seen as the father of the faith, the first monotheist, and the man who saw through idolatry. In Genesis, the biblical book in which story of Abraham appears, none of this, interestingly, is found. There, he is not so much a founder as a father. What or whom Abraham fathers became and remains a major source of disagreement among the three traditions conventionally called the “Abrahamic Religions.


Dr. Levenson is the Albert A. List Professor of Jewish Studies at the Harvard Divinity School, where he has been teaching since 1988. His work concentrates on the interpretation of the Hebrew Bible. He is the author of several books, including “Resurrection and the Restoration of Israel: The Ultimate Victory of the God of Life,” which won the 2006 National Jewish Book Award. His most recent book is “Resurrection: The Power of God for Christians and Jews” which he wrote with Kevin Madigan of the Harvard Divinity School.





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