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2012.09.20 > For Immediate Release
contact: Charley Reed - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2129 - email: cdreed@unomaha.edu

Christian Anti-Semitism Focus of 2012-13 Brooks Lecture

Omaha - A visiting professor of religious studies will speak on the topic of Christian anti-Semitism at the 2012-2013 Rabbi Sidney H. Brooks Lecture Thursday Oct. 11 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

The lecture, titled “Jesus and Money-Changers: Undermining the Origins of Christian Anti-Semitism” will be given by Curtis Hutt, who is also Special Programs Coordinator for the Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish Studies, which are co-sponsoring the event.

UNO’s Thompson Alumni Center, 6705 Dodge St., is hosting the event.

Hutt will discuss his research on a “lost” saying of Jesus that was widely cited in churches until the Medieval period and what the implications of its waning history are for Christian anti-Semitism.

Hutt received a doctorate in Religion and Critical Thought from Brown University in 2007. He also has graduate degrees in philosophy and history. Since graduating, Hutt has taught classes and mentored graduate students in the anthropology of religion, the history of women in religions of the ancient Mediterranean and comparative religious ethics at the University of the Holy Land, a Christian research institution in Jerusalem.

The 2012-2013 Rabbi Sidney H. Brooks Lecture is free and open to the public with refreshments being served after the event.

For questions or further information, contact Paul Allen Williams, chair of UNO’s Religious Studies department, at 402.554.6016 or by email at pwilliams@unomaha.edu.

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