Blumenthal to Lead Jewish/Christian Dialogue Lecture at Mercer’s McAfee School of Theology in Atlanta

January 29, 2002

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ATLANTA – David R. Blumenthal, Ph.D., the Jay and Leslie Cohen Professor of Judaic Studies at Emory University, is the featured lecturer at Mercer University’s McAfee School of Theology Jewish/Christian Dialogue, at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 12, in Cecil B. Day Hall on Mercer’s Atlanta campus, 3001 Mercer University Drive. The conference, now in its fourth year, is co-sponsored by McAfee and the National Conference on Community and Justice. It is free and open to the public.

Blumenthal, past recipient of the Emory Williams Award for Distinguished Teaching, was ordination at the Jewish Theological Seminary in 1964. He earned his Ph.D. in 1972 from Columbia University. He specializes in medieval Jewish thought, Jewish mysticism and Jewish theology.

He is the author of God at the Center; Facing the Abusing God: A Theology of Protest; and The Banality of Good and Evil: Moral Lessons from the Shoah and Jewish Tradition.

The McAfee School of Theology was founded at Mercer in 1994. Mercer University is one of the largest Baptist-affiliated institutions in the world and is the only university of its size in the nation to offer programs in liberal arts, business, education, engineering, medicine, pharmacy, nursing, theology and law.

Led by President R. Kirby Godsey, Mercer University has been ranked among the leading regional universities in the South for 12 consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1833, Mercer enrolls more than 7,300 students in its nine schools and colleges on campuses in Macon and Atlanta, and at four off-campus centers in Douglas County, Covington, Griffin and Eastman.

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