Corcoran Visiting Chair
Center for Christian-Jewish Learning
Boston College and the Center for Christian-Jewish Learning are pleased to announce the reappointment of Adele Reinhartz to the 2016-2017 Corcoran Visiting Chair in Christian-Jewish Relations. Prof. Reinhartz (Ph.D., McMaster University, 1983) is Professor in the Department of Classics and Religious Studies at the University of Ottawa, in Canada. Her main areas of research are New Testament, early Jewish-Christian relations, and the Bible and Film. She is the author of numerous articles and books, including Befriending the Beloved Disciple: A Jewish Reading of the Gospel of John (Continuum, 2001), Scripture on the Silver Screen (Westminster John Knox, 2003), Jesus of Hollywood (Oxford, 2007), Caiaphas the High Priest (University of South Carolina Press, 2011; Fortress, 2012) and Bible and Cinema: An Introduction (Routledge, 2013). Prof. Reinhartz is the General Editor of The Journal of Biblical Literature. She was elected to the Royal Society of Canada in 2005 and to the American Academy of Jewish Research in 2014.
During Prof. Reinhartz's tenure as the Corcoran Chair, she has worked on her book on the Gospel of John and the "parting of the ways" between Judaism and Christianity (Fortress Press), organized the 2016 Corcoran Chair Conference "Fringe Benefits: Marginality and Identity in the Ancient Mediterranean World," hosted a film series on Jewish-Catholic Quebec films, and offered public lectures. She is organizing the upcoming 2017 Corcoran Chair Conference on the Gospel of John.