The 'Status Quo' and its Discontents: Religion, Law, and Society in Israel

A graduate of the Hebrew University and the University of Chicago, Yaakov Ariel is a professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research focuses on Christian-Jewish relations in the modern era, and on Christian attitudes towards the Holy Land, Zionism and Israel. Ariel has also explored Jewish and Christian reactions to modernity and post-modernity, as well as the effect of the counterculture on Jewish and Christian groups. He has published dozens of articles and a number of books on these topics. His book, Evangelizing the Chosen People: Missions to the Jews (2000), won the Outler Prize of the American Society of Church History. His latest book, An Unusual Relationship: Evangelical Christians and Jews, was published by New York University Press (2013). This event is co-sponsored by the Judaic Studies Program.