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Encounters: Judaism and Orthodox Christianity

Nicholas De Lange, Elena Narinskaya, Sybil Sheridan

Chair: Andrew Louth

26/02/2023 5:00 pm
Kings Place, St Pancras Room

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How can finite minds approach an infinite and ultimately unknowable God? Is it true that Christianity is a religion of love and Judaism a religion of law? How much do Jews and Orthodox Christians have in common when they worship God? What can be done about Christian prayers that Jews find offensive? How much responsibility do Christians carry for antisemitism? These and other fundamental questions are addressed by rabbi and professor Nicholas de Lange, academic researcher in Abrahamic religions Elena Narinskaya and writer and rabbi Sybil Sheridan; in conversation with Andrew Louth, professor and an archpriest of the Russian Orthodox Church.

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Nicholas De Lange


Nicholas de Lange has written widely about Judaism and about Jewish history, specialising in Greek-speaking Judaism. His latest book is The Jews of Byzantium. He is the Visiting Rabbi of the Etz Hayyim Synagogue in Haniá, Crete.

Elena Narinskaya


Elena Narinskaya is an academic researcher in Abrahamic religions and a founding director of Women’s Ministries initiative, an Orthodox Christian educational initiative open to everyone.

Sybil Sheridan


Sybil Sheridan has written and edited book and articles mostly in the area of women’s studies and interfaith dialogue. She is a freelance Rabbi currently working with the Newcastle Reform Synagogue.

Andrew Louth


Andrew Louth is Professor Emeritus of Patristic and Byzantine Studies at Durham University and an archpriest of the Russian Orthodox Church.

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