2018 Moosnick Lecture Series Oct. 24 and 25

Two opportunities to further interfaith understanding and discourse take place Oct. 24 and 25 in Lexington. The 2018 Moosnick Lecturer, Dr. Marcie Lenk, Academic Director of Bat Kol: Christian Institute for Jewish Studies in Jerusalem, will give a talk titled “Truth and Faith: Can Jews and Christians Really Open Ourselves to the Truth of the Other?” at 7 p.m. in the Carrick Theater at Transylvania University. The following evening, Thursday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m., she will discuss “Who are the Children of Sarah? Competition and Interpretation” at Ohavay Zion Synagogue.

Lenk teaches patristics at the Studium Theologicum Salesianum at Ratisbonne Monastery, and Jewish and Christian texts at Ecce Homo Convent, and the Tantur Ecumenical Institute. Lenk has devoted her intellectual life and career to organizing educational programs and teaching Jews and Christians—and people of other faiths—to understand and appreciate the basic texts, ideas, history and faith of the other.

Lenk earned her Ph.D. and a Master of Theological Studies at Harvard University, and an M.A. from Yeshiva University in New York.

Sponsored by Lexington Theological Seminary, Transylvania University, Ohavay Zion Synagogue, and Temple Adath Israel, Moosnick Lectures are free and open to the public.