Dr. Edward Kessler joins jcrelations.net Editorial Team
Dr. Edward Kessler, director of the Centre for Jewish-Christian Relations, Cambridge, England, has joined the Editorial Team of www.jcrelations.net. He will work with Dr. Franklin Sherman, the site's English Language Editor and Managing Editor, in identifying and posting appropriate articles, reviews, and reports from English language sources.
The Rev. Friedhelm Pieper, Editor in Chief of the site and General Secretary of its sponsoring agency, the International Council of Christians and Jews, has stated: ?I am very pleased to welcome Dr. Kessler to the Editorial Team of jcrelations.net. As a person with broad experience in the field of Jewish Christian dialogue, he will strengthen our work in promoting a better mutual understanding of the two faith traditions and in serving this aim with a worldwide outreach.”
Edward Kessler holds the degrees of PhD from Cambridge University in theology, MBA from Stirling University and MTS from Harvard University. His PhD research examined Jewish and Christian interpretations of the sacrifice of Isaac, a revised version of which, entitled Bound by the Bible, is currently in preparation. He has published An English Jew: The Life and Writings of Claude Montefiore (London: Vallentine Mitchell, 1989), a new edition of which was published in 2002, and co-edited Jews and Christians in Conversation: Crossing Cultures and Generations (Cambridge: Orchard Academic, 2002). Dr. Kessler writes and lectures on contemporary Jewish-Christian relations and has delivered a number of prestigious lectures including the first Hugo Gryn Memorial lecture (1998), the 30th Cardinal Bea Memorial Lecture (2000), and the Shapiro Lecture in Chicago (2003). He is Editor of a series of monographs entitled Themes in Jewish-Christian Relations as well as Specialist Editor of A Dictionary of Jewish-Christian Relations, to be published by Cambridge University Press in 2004/5.