Jewish Christian Studies

Jewish Christian Studies

In this comparative religion program, you'll discover the differences and similarities among Judaism, and Christianity. 

This program is ideal for chaplains, seminarians, clergy, academics and anyone who wants to gain a deeper knowledge of both Judaism and Christianity for teaching, preaching and interfaith relations.

Required courses include Comparative Theology of Judaism and Christianity, Comparative Biblical Interpretation, and Comparative Liturgy of Judaism and Christianity, as well as thought provoking elective courses such as Jewish and Christian Mysticism, and Jewish and Christian Holy Days.

"Love your neighbor as yourself." 

Leviticus 19:18 /Matthew 19:20

Hillel said: "What is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbor; that is the whole Torah."

Talmud Shabbat 31a

Jesus said: "So whatever you wish that men would do to you, do so to them: for this is the law and the prophets."

Matthew 7:12

Courses

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This course explores the common roots of ancient Rabbinic Judaism and early Christianity in the first five centuries CE. We study both the theological similarities between the two movements and the ways in which they developed into distinctly different religious traditions. Topics to be covered...

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Semester: Fall A: August 22-October 16

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During the Holocaust, assistance from gentiles often meant the difference between life and death for Jews in occupied Europe. Those who provided aid to Jews risked the possibility of imprisonment or even death. So what motivated gentiles to take such risks and rescue their Jewish neighbors and...

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Semester: Online Session B (8 weeks: June 21-Aug 15)

Creating Space for Faith: A Conversation about Multifaith Understanding

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