Varieties of Modern Orthodoxy



When: Thursday, February 5th, 2015; 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Where: Shotel Dubin Auditorium (2nd floor, Steinhardt Hall, Penn Hillel Center)

The Collegium Institute welcomes Rabbi Dr. Alan Brill, the Ross-Cooperman Professor of Jewish-Christian Studies at Seton Hall University.  Dr. Brill will be lecturing on his current book-project, Varieties of Modern Orthodoxy, which explores the differences among orthodox religious groups entering modernity and assesses the wide variety of possible interactions between modernity and traditional religion.  He situates this investigation within the broader question of “What is ‘Modern” about Modern Orthodoxy?” By comparing the trajectory of Jewish Orthodoxy over the last two hundred years with that of Catholicism and Protestantism, in its many varieties, Dr. Brill will attempt to identify multiple modernities and reflect upon their implications.

Following Dr. Brill will be two discussants, Dr. Anna Bonta Moreland (Villanova) and Professor Cheikh Babou (Penn) who will extend the conversation by considering the relationship between modernity and orthodox religious movements within Christianity and Islam, respectively.

The discussion will be moderated by Professor Talya Fishman (Penn), Director of the Jewish Studies Program, which is cosponsoring this special event.

Cosponsors: Department of Religious Studies, the Jewish Studies Program, and the Program for Research on Religion & Urban Civil Society at the University of Pennsylvania. 

Light kosher refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP by clicking here. Admission is free and no ticket is required.

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[…] Rabbi Alan Brill, who teaches in the Religion Department’s Jewish-Christian Studies Graduate Program, will be giving a talk at the Collegium Institute (their mission is to foster the Catholic Intellectual Tradition within the University of Pennsylvania community).  The event is scheduled for Feb. 5.  For more information, go to […]