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Rabbi Jacob Neusner to Deliver Inaugural Address at Loyola Law & Religion Program
Renowned Author and Scholar to Speak on Three Great Monotheistic Religions

CHICAGO, April 12, 2012—Rabbi Jacob Neusner, a widely renowned and prolific author in the field of Jewish studies, will speak at Loyola University Chicago on Tuesday, April 17. Neusner will deliver the inaugural address of the School of Law’s new program on Law & Religion, which seeks to explore the relationship between law and the three Abrahamic Faiths in order to promote mutual understanding, respect, and a greater enrichment of scholarship.

In his lecture, “The Three Religions of One God: Do They Possess the Law of the Same God?,” Neusner will reflect on the three great Monotheistic religions—Islam, Judaism, and Christianity—and consider their shared view of God as a lawgiver. This view influences the legal, political, and social culture of well over half the world’s population.

Jacob Neusner is the Distinguished Service Professor of History and Theology of Judaism at Bard College in New York. He has published and edited more than 900 books on the subject of Judaism, and has been active in inter-religious dialogue efforts. Pope Benedict XVI devoted a substantial part of a recent book to a commentary on Neusner’s work, A Rabbi Speaks with Jesus. Other works by Neusner have compared Jewish practices and beliefs with their Muslim and Christian counterparts.

The inaugural lecture will be held from 5:30–7 p.m. in Loyola’s Power, Rogers & Smith Ceremonial Courtroom at the Philip H. Corboy Law Center (25 E. Pearson, Chicago). The lecture is free and open to the public.

For more information, visit LUC.edu/lawandreligion.

About Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Loyola’s School of Law has been educating students across the country and around the world for 100 years. The school offers full- and part-time Juris Doctor programs, with specialized certificates available in advocacy, child and family law, health law, international law and practice, and tax law. For attorneys pursuing advanced legal education, the school offers Master of Laws programs in advocacy, business law, child and family law, health law, rule of law for development, and tax law. In addition, the school offers the Master of Jurisprudence for non-attorney professionals in business, child and family law, and health law, as well as two doctoral degrees focusing on health law and policy (SJD and DLaw).

About Loyola University Chicago
Founded in 1870, Loyola University Chicago is the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic university, with more than 16,000 students. Nearly 10,000 undergraduates hailing from all 50 states and 82 countries call Loyola home. The University has four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy, as well as a presence in Beijing and an academic center in Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The University’s 10 schools and colleges include arts and sciences, business administration, communication, continuing and professional studies, education, graduate studies, law, medicine, nursing, and social work. Consistently ranked a top national university by U.S.News & World Report, Loyola is also among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service. To learn more about Loyola, visit LUC.edu, “like” us at Facebook.com/LoyolaChicago, or follow us on Twitter via @LoyolaChicago.

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