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Gale Lecture: Dr. Susannah Heschel

The debate between Jewish and Christian theologians over the religious identity of Jesus grew in intensity throughout the course of the nineteenth century and played an important role in the Nazi period. In her lecture, ""White Jesus, Black Jesus, Christian Jesus, Jewish Jesus,” Dr. Heschel review both sides of the debate and ask where we stand in our contemporary debates, including over Jesus as a person of color. Does Christianity change if Jesus was Jewish, Black, or Asian? 

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