Michael Wyschogrod, Jewish theologian, Died at 87

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Michael Wyschogrod was born on September 28, 1928, and died on December 17, 2015.

Michael was a Jewish German-American philosopher of religion, Jewish theologian, and activist for Jewish-Christian interfaith dialog.

During his academic career, he taught in philosophy and religion departments of several universities in the United States, Europe, and Israel.

Michael was the second child born to Paul Wyschogrod and Margaret Ungar in Berlin, Germany on September 28, 1928.

His father was a famous chess master, but discouraged his son from pursuing this interest.

Paul Wyschogrod had moved his family to Berlin from Budapest after the breakup of the Austro-Hungarian Empire a decade earlier, yet Wyschogrod would commonly spend his summers in Budapest, visiting his maternal grandparents.

Michael best-known work is The Body of Faith: God in the People Israel (1989; 2nd edition: The Body of Faith: God and the People Israel).

His Abraham’s Promise: Judaism and Jewish-Christian Relations (2004) is a collection of some of his most seminal essays on Jewish-Christian relations from throughout his career.

Michael Wyschogrod passed away at age 87 in December 2015.

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