CTI Welcomes Chief Rabbi to Princeton

by William Storrar

CTI hosted Jonathan Sacks in Princeton last October for a reception in his honor at the Center and a public lecture at Princeton University on his new book on science and religion, The Great Partnership. Lord Sacks is the Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth and a member of the British House of Lords. He is a leading public intellectual in the UK and an influential writer and speaker on religion and society around the world. Lord Sacks visited Princeton after speaking at CTI’s Symposium on Spiritual Progress at the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia.

The Center of Theological Inquiry was delighted to co-sponsor Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks’ lecture with the University’s Center for the Study of Religion and Center for Jewish Life. A packed audience of over 200 people enjoyed a stimulating lecture and lively question and answer session, with an opening welcome by Professor Robert Wuthnow, Director of the University’s Center for the Study of Religion, and a closing vote of thanks and blessing by Rabbi Julie Roth from the Center for Jewish Life, Hillel at Princeton University. CTI’s director William Storrar chaired the lecture.

You can listen to Lord Sacks’ lecture on science and religion, reflecting on his book, The Great Partnership here.