Adam Sutcliffe

Adam Sutcliffe is professor of European history at King’s College London. He is the author of Judaism and Enlightenment and the coeditor, most recently, of Philosemitism in History, The Cambridge History of Judaism: The Early Modern World, and History, Memory and Public Life: The Past in the Present.
What Are Jews For?
The Bible singles out the Jews as God’s ‘chosen people’ but the significance of this special status has been understood in many different ways over the centuries. Adam Sutcliffe, professor of European history at King’s College and author of Judaism and Enlightenment, looks at Western thinking on the purpose of the Jewish people from the 17th century to present day and the future. He will be in conversation with Joseph Dweck, the senior rabbi of t...