The Jewish-Christian Debate in the Middle Ages26:50

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This week's show featured a lecture titled "The Jewish-Christian Debate: The Interplay of Philosophy and Polemics in the Middle Ages" that was presented by the Luce Program in Scripture and Literary Arts at Boston University. The lecture speaker was Professor Daniel Lasker of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, who was introduced by Boston University Department of Religion Professor Diana Lobel.

Professor Daniel Lasker discussed the relationship between philosophy and polemics in medieval Jewish-Christian encounter. His now classic book, "Jewish Philosophical Polemics against Christianity in the Middle Ages," is slated to appear in a new edition next year with a fresh introduction. He will present some of the highlights of that material, drawn from thirty years spent studying the subject.

This program aired on October 1, 2006.

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