Remembering a Pioneer in Jewish-Christian Relations

The Center for Jewish- Christian Understanding and Cooperation In partnership with The Wasserman Jewish Studies Center & The Baruch College Department of Philosophy Celebrated the Jewish-Christian Relational legacy of The late Dr. Michael Wyschogrod On October 31st in New York City.

Dr. Michael Wyschogrod Bio

Born in Berlin in 1928, Dr. Michael Wyschogrod became a revolutionary Jewish thinker and an activist for Jewish-Christian dialogue. Educated as a child within the Orthodox yeshiva world, Wyschogrod studied philosophy at City College of New York. Influenced by Kierkegaard’s work, he found himself drawn into the study of Christian Theology and received a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Columbia University in 1953.

His professional career included teaching philosophy at several City University of New York (CUNY) colleges. He served as the head of the Philosophy Department at Baruch College of the City University of New York and was appointed Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Houston. In 2008, Wyschogrod joined the Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding and Cooperation’s Institute for Theological Inquiry to produce Covenant and Hope: Christian and Jewish Reflections. His most famous academic works include: The Body of Faith, Parable and Story in Judaism and Christianity, and Abraham’s Promise: Judaism and Jewish-Christian Relations.

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