Catholic and Dominican Institute

Lecture: The Messiah

April 07, 2011 7:00 PM8:00 PM
Hudson Hall Auditorium

The Catholic and Dominican Institute sponsored a lecture titled “The Messiah” on Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 7 pm in Hudson Auditorium.

The lecture was given by Patrick Doering, PhD and David Berger, PhD.

The Messiah Lecture gathers scholars to discuss the meaning of ‘Messiah’ for Judaism and Christianity. It is hoped that this dialogue will foster greater understanding between these faith traditions as well as a deeper understanding within each tradition.

Lector Patrick Doering, PhD, is an adjunct professor of theology at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA, earning his doctorate in 2006 from the same institution. His dissertation was on the Christology of St. Thomas Aquinas and Jacques Maritain in light of the philosopher Michael Polanyi. He currently teaches Christology, Faith and Reason, Faith and Atheism, and other courses in Philosophical Theology. His book on the consciousness of Christ, The Self-Awareness of God in Christ, was published in 2007.

Lector David Berger, PhD., is Ruth and I. Lewis Gordon Professor of Jewish History and Dean at the Bernard Revel Graduate School of Yeshiva University. He was also co-chair of the Academic Advisory Committee of the national Foundation for Jewish Culture and has served as a member of the Academic Committee of the Rothschild Foundation Europe and of the Executive Committee of the American Academy for Jewish Research, where he is a fellow. He serves on the Council of the World Union of Jewish Studies and the editorial board of Tradition. From 1998 to 2000, he was president of the Association for Jewish Studies. Berger is the author of The Jewish-Christian Debate in the High Middle Ages, The Rebbe, the Messiah, and the Scandal of Orthodox Indifference, and co-author of Judaism’s Encounter with Other Cultures: Rejection of Integration?