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The History of Jewish/Christian Relations: USF Speaker Series

This course was offered in Winter/Spring, 2018.

In this three-part series, we learn from renowned scholars about the history of Jewish-Christian relations in the ancient, medieval, and modern periods. Following each talk, speakers will be joined in conversation by members of the USF faculty.

  • Antiquity Lecture
    ‘The Synagogue of Satan’: Jewish-Christian Polemic Or Negotiation of Ethnicity in the Apocalypse of John?
    Roberto Mata, Santa Clara University
    Thursday, February 15, 6:30 pm
    USF, Fromm Hall, Berman Room

  • Middle Ages Lecture
    Differences Thin as Skin: Christian Views on the Foreskin, Jewish Views on the Virgo
    Guadalupe Gonzalez Dieguez, Université de Montréal
    Thursday, March 8, 6:30 pm
    USF, Fromm Hall, Berman Room

  • Modernity Lecture
    Beyond the Pale: Visions of Christianity in Hasidism and Neo-Hasidism
    Ariel Evan Mayse, Stanford University
    Tuesday, April 17, 6:30 pm
    USF, Fromm Hall, Berman Room


# Sessions
Date & time

February 15, March 8, April 17
6:30 pm


Free and open to the public

Session Time Days Location Instructors
Feb 15 6:30 PM–8:00 PM Thu USF Swig Program Roberto Mata
Mar 08 6:00 PM–8:00 PM Thu USF Swig Program Guadalupe Gonzalez Dieguez
Apr 17 6:30 PM–8:00 PM Tue USF Swig Program Ariel Mayse


USF Swig Program in Jewish Studies and Social Justice

2497 Golden Gate Ave.

San Francisco, CA 94118

Fromm Hall, Maraschi Room


Guadalupe Gonzalez Dieguez

Guadalupe Gonzalez Diéguez is assistant professor in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at Indiana University Bloomington.

Roberto Mata

Roberto Mata is assistant professor at Santa Clara University.

Ariel Mayse

Ariel Evan Mayse is assistant professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Stanford University.