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​Jewish, Christian Theologians to Discuss New Testament

Providence, R.I. — Two scholars — one Jewish, one Christian— will present a lecture and colloquium on Jewish readings of the New Testament at Providence College on Monday, April 23, and Tuesday, April 24.

The talks are part of the Theological Exchange Between Catholics and Jews, which promotes dialogue and interreligious understanding. It is sponsored by the College’s Department of Theology and the Graduate Program in Theology.

Dr. Adam Gregerman, Jewish scholar at the Institute for Jewish & Christian Studies in Baltimore, will join Dr. Michael Peppard, assistant professor of theology at Fordham University, for a public discussion of Jewish approaches to the New Testament at 7:00 p.m. on Monday in the Aquinas Hall Lounge.

In addition, the two will lead a discussion on the new Jewish Annotated New Testament (Oxford University Press, 2011) for the Providence College community and invited guests from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Harkins Hall Room 300. In addition, Gregerman will offer a commentary on Paul’s Second Letter to the Thessalonians.

Gregerman, who studies the relationship between Jews and Christians throughout history, is a former visiting assistant professor of religion at Connecticut College. He has taught at Columbia University, Barnard College, and Union Theological Seminary. Gregerman earned a master’s degree in theological studies from Harvard Divinity School and a doctorate in religion from Columbia University.

Peppard, whose research interests include the history of early Christianity and New Testament, regularly leads interreligious dialogues. He earned a master’s degree in religion from the Yale Divinity School and a doctorate in religious studies from Yale University.

The Theological Exchange, which began three years ago, has brought speakers to campus who have discussed the history of Catholic-Jewish relations, the priesthood in Judaism and Catholicism, and memory and liturgy in the Jewish and Catholic traditions.

For more information, contact Mary Garvey in the Department of Theology at (401) 865-2274 or


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