Date(s) - 09/29/2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Professor Marc Ellis is an internationally renowned scholar and public intellectual. He is the retired University Professor of Jewish Studies at Baylor University. He is the author and editor of more than 25 books, including Toward a Jewish Theology of Liberation, now in its third edition, and most recently, Burning Children: A Jewish Perspective on the Gaza War, Exile and the Prophetic: Images in the New Diaspora and The Heartbeat of the Prophetic. Professor Ellis has lectured around the world, is a published photographer, and writes a column, Exile and the Prophetic, for Mondoweiss.net.
“Anytime I think of my dear brother Marc Ellis I think of quiet dignity, spiritual integrity, moral consistency, fierce fortitude, and an unstoppable determination to tell the truth, expose lies, and bear witness,” said Rev. Cornell West, Professor of Theology and Christian Practice at Union Theological Seminary
“Marc Ellis is a brilliant writer, a deeply thoughtful and courageous mind, an intellectual who has broken the death-hold of mindless tradition and unreflective cliché to produce a superb account of post-Holocaust understanding, with particular reference to the Palestinian people and the moral obligation of Israelis and Diaspora Jews,” said the late Professor Edward Said, University Professor at Columbia University. “He is a man to be listened to with respect and admiration.”
Professor Ellis will present is latest book, The Heartbeat of the Prophetic, which is a collection of his personal reflections on the deepening exile of Jews of Conscience who embody the prophetic. He wrote this at a time when Jewish empowerment in Israel and the United States increases and enters the dangerous terrain of empire and injustice. Exploring the prophetic in its many dimensions, Professor Ellis seeks to understand more clearly the connection between exile and the prophetic in the ever-evolving Jewish tradition as it reaches out to all people of conscience around the world.
Join us in this opportunity to witness and learn from a theologian who has used his studies and skills to promote sacred social change.
The presentation will be at 6 pm on Tuesday, September 29th at Starr King.