Brenninkmeijer-Werhahn Visiting Professorship
Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome
In the context of the ongoing exchange program between the Hebrew University of Jerusalem through its Center for the Study of Christianity, and the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome through its Cardinal Bea Centre for Judaic Studies, the position of Visiting Professor in Judaic Studies at the Gregorian University is due to become available for the Academic Year 2018-19.
The 18th Annual Brenninkmeijer-Werhahn Lecture will be the opening lecture of a series of talks on the occasion of The Year of Cardinal Bea – 50th Anniversary. Cardinal Augustin Bea, the eponymous inspiration of the Gregorian’s Centre for Judaic Studies, was one of the main architects of the Second Vatican Council and co-author of Nostra Aetate, the document that set into motion a profound renewal of appreciation of Judaism and the Jewish people by the Catholic Church. The given topic of the lecture, entitled “Rewriting Nostra Aetate”, should explore, from a Jewish perspective, what the document should be like were it written today, after 60 years of Jewish-Christian dialogue and relations. A speaker will also be asked to present a lecture on the topic from a Christian perspective.
The suggested date for the Public Lecture is Wednesday, 7 November, 2018. Potential publication of the lecture in an academic journal or monographic volume is anticipated. During the two-day tenure of the Visiting Professor, a meeting with graduate students is scheduled to further engage with the lecture’s theme.
The Pontifical Gregorian University is distinguished by its international character with professorial staff and students coming from over 130 countries around the world. Gifted by the presence of such diversity, which includes students from different religious backgrounds, the Cardinal Bea Centre’s unique perspective is dedicated to the promotion of a theological knowledge and understanding of Judaism – from both a Jewish and a Christian perspective – as well as the teaching, research, and academic exchanges between Christians and Jews, in order to foster a mutually enriching relationship.
The Professorship includes an honorarium of Euro 500,00 as well as travel expenses and accommodation for one week. All payments are exempt from Italian taxation.
Letters of application, including a CV, are due by 24 May, 2018. A decision will be announced by 11 June, 2018.
Please send applications to:
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The Centre for the Study of Christianity
Faculty of Humanities
Mount Scopus, Jerusalem 9190501
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