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Saturday, February 16 • 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Reason & Faith: Contemporary Biblical Criticism and Its Impact Upon Traditional Belief

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The challenge of contemporary biblical scholarship to traditional faith is serious. Can one believe that a canonized text is divinely inspired given apparent errors of history, chronology, etc.? Several recent books have addressed this question. This session will look at these writings as efforts by diverse Jewish thinkers to assert traditional faith without rejecting contemporary scholarship.

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Steven Bayme

Steven Bayme serves as Director of Contemporary Jewish Life Department at AJC and its Koppelman Institute on American Jewish-Israeli Relations.  He served as a visiting professor of History at the Jewish Theological Seminary. His publications include Understanding Jewish History: Texts and Commentary, on the Jewish historical experience, and Jewish Arguments and Counter-Arguments, on contemporary Jewish life. His most recent volume is... Read More →

Saturday February 16, 2013 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Boardroom II ballroom level