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Cambridge Interfaith Programme


Speaker: Dr Daniel Weiss (Cambridge)

This seminar will hear Dr Weiss’s latest research. As he explained in a recent interview, he has been “reassessing attitudes of early rabbinic Judaism (tannaitic literature, 3rd century C.E.) to the Jesus-movement.” 

“Many scholars have assumed these texts had a negative attitude to various ideas associated with the Jesus-movement.  The research I’ve engaged in indicates that, contrary to such assumptions, the early rabbinic texts do not seem to have a negative attitude toward such ideas. They may instead have affirmed a more theologically inclusive, tolerant, attitude than previously thought.  This different perspective can provide new ways of understanding similarities between rabbinic literature and various New Testament texts—similarities others had already noticed, but interpreted differently.”

This event will be available to audit via Zoom.

Those joining the on site audience in Cambridge may choose to arrive early, with the incentive of a light sandwich buffet (Selwyn Room, from 1:30pm).


Daniel Weiss is Polonsky–Coexist Senior Lecturer in Jewish Studies at the Faculty of Divinity and a longstanding contributor to the Cambridge Interfaith Programme. 

Tuesday, 31 October, 2023 - 14:15 to 16:00
Event location: 
Faculty of Divinity, Cambridge

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