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Sunday, February 14 • 10:15am - 11:30am
Heschel, King, and the Politics of Prophecy

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We will explore the theological dimension of Heschel and King’s well-known alliance, which centered on a shared preoccupation with biblical prophecy and a common understanding of how God does and doesn’t play a role in human affairs. How were they so sure of God’s will regarding earthly politics? How did their view of themselves as latter-day prophets shape their language, policies, and causes? What can they teach us about our own time, when political action in God's name is so often repellent?


Arnold Eisen

Arnold Eisen, one of the world's foremost experts on American Judaism, is the seventh chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary. Since taking office, he has transformed the education of religious, pedagogical, and lay leaders for Conservative Judaism and the vital religious center of North American Jewry. He taught previously at Stanford, Tel Aviv University, and Columbia. His books include Rethinking Modern Judaism: Ritual, Commandment... Read More →

Sunday February 14, 2016 10:15am - 11:30am

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