The Christian’s Call to Priestly, Prophetic, and Kingly Life; The Jew’s Call to a Life of Torah
Aldegonde Brenninkmeijer-Werhahn and Rabbi Alan Iser
Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at 7:30 p.m.
Saint Joseph’s University – Haub Executive Center – McShain Hall
Every day, Jews and Catholics seek to live out their respective covenantal relationships with God in various ways. In this evening’s conversation Aldegonde Brenninkmeijer-Werhahn will present one Catholic approach to the daily living of the Christian faith in terms of the priestly, prophetic, and kingly callings imparted by baptism, and Rabbi Alan Iser will discuss the daily living of Judaism according to various approaches to the Torah. Following their presentations, participants will compare and discuss the ideas that have been raised.
Aldegonde Brenninkmeijer-Werhahn, a resident of Brussels, Belgium, is the Director of INTAMS, the International Academy for Marital Spirituality, which she co-founded in 1989 with her husband, Hubert. Having studied social sciences (Institute for Social Sciences, Dortmund, Germany) and theology (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium), she is the author of numerous articles on married spirituality. Intensely committed to Catholic-Jewish relations, her presentation will bring her work on married spirituality into the Catholic dialogue with Judaism.
Rabbi Alan Iser is an adjunct faculty member of the Department of Theology at Saint Joseph’s University and Villanova University. He is a doctoral candidate in rabbinic literature at the Jewish Theological Seminary, where he also received his rabbinic ordination. He also holds a M.A. in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University and was formerly a congregational rabbi and a Hillel director.