Preaching the Just Word: New Perspectives on the Lections of Holy Week

A clergy study day sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of New York.

In recent years, developments in theological and biblical scholarship have provided significant insights into the ways in which Jews and Judaism are portrayed in the New Testament, particularly in the passion narratives. Given the struggles in our own time to live with those who are "other," this workshop offers recommendations for preaching with greater insight into passages that seemingly hold Jews responsible for the crucifixion of Jesus.


  • The Rev. Dr. Bruce D. Chilton, Bernard Iddings Bell Professor of Religion at Bard College
    “The Death of Jesus and Jesus’ Jewish Identity.”
  • Mary C. Boys, Dean of Academic Affairs and Skinner and McAlpin Professor of Practical Theology at Union Theological Seminary
    "Turn It and Turn It Again: Interpreting the Passion Narratives in Our Time.”
  • Rabbi David Sandmel, Director of Interfaith Affairs, Anti Defamation League
    Response from a Jewish Perspective
The Rev. Curtis Hart, Introduction
The Death of Jesus and Jesus' Jewish identity
Interpreting the Passion Narratives
Response from a Jewish Perspective

The Rev. Margaret Rose
Deputy for Ecumenical and Interreligious Relations
Richard Mammana
Associate for Ecumenical and Interreligious Relations