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A Sacred Dissonance: Explorations in Jewish-Christian Friendship

  • University Presbyterian Church 300 Bushnell Avenue San Antonio, TX, 78212 United States (map)

Date: Thursday, November 17th

Time: 7-9 p.m.

Tuition: $15 for single event; $30 for the "Three Faiths Series," which includes Islam's Jesus and Goddess and God in the World with Judith Plaskow and Carol P. Christ.

Enrollment: 12 min./ 200 max.

Register by: November 10th

Measuring against previous eras, Jewish-Christian friendship is experiencing a renaissance. What what is the benefit of this friendship? Can Jews and Christians be spiritual allies? The conversation will be in two parts. One: Larry Behrendt will interview Anthony Le Donne about his new book, Near Christianity: How Journeys along Jewish-Christian Borders Saved my Faith in God. Le Donne will discuss how his Jewish friends and mentors enhanced his Christian faith. Two: They will discuss A Sacred Dissonance, a forthcoming book that they have co-­authored focusing on how Jewish­-Christian similarity and diversity serve as a source of creative and spiritual energy for both Jew and Christian. The evening will conclude with questions and answers from the audience. Anthony Le Donne will be available to sign his book at the end of the session.

About the Instructor: Anthony Le Donne is Associate Professor of New Testament at United Theological Seminary, the Executive Editor of the Journal for the Historical Jesus and a blogger at

About the Instructor: Larry Behrendt is a specialist in inter-religious dialogue with specific emphasis on Jewish-Christian relations. Larry has degrees from the University of California and Georgetown University. His blog, is uniquely devoted to this topic

Special Event corresponding with the Annual Meetings of the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature.



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