Marc H. Ellis

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Marc H. Ellis "was born in North Miami Beach, Florida in 1952. He earned B.A. and M.A. degrees in Religion and American Studies at Florida State University, where he studied under the Holocaust theologian Richard Rubenstein and the American historian William Miller. He received his doctorate in contemporary American Social and Religious Thought from Marquette University in 1980. In that same year he accepted a faculty position at the Maryknoll School of Theology in Maryknoll, New York, becoming founding director of their M.A. program and the Maryknoll Institute for Justice and Peace. He was made full professor in 1988, and remained at Maryknoll until 1995, when he assumed a position first as a Senior Fellow at Harvard's Center for the Study of World Religions, and then a Visiting Scholar at Harvard's Center for Middle Eastern Studies, as well as a visiting professorship at Florida State University. In 1998 he was appointed Professor of American and Jewish Studies at Baylor University, where the next year he was named University Professor of American and Jewish Studies. In 1999 he founded Baylor University's Center for American and Jewish Studies. In 2006, the Center was renamed The Center for Jewish Studies.

"Professor Ellis has authored sixteen books and edited five others, with a new book, Reading the Torah Out Loud: A Journey of Lament and Hope released this year, published by Augsburg Fortress Press...

"Professor Ellis has been inducted into the Martin Luther King Collegium of Scholars at Morehouse College, and was honored at the 2000 national convention of the American Academy of Religion with an entire session devoted to the discussion of his work. He is on the editorial board of the progressive Jewish journal Tikkun and has served as a consultant to the Programme to Combat Racism of the World Council of Churches and as a member of the steering committee of the Religion, Holocaust and Genocide Consultation of the American Academy of Religion. In 2002 he was nominated for the Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Religion for his book, Unholy Alliance: Religion and Atrocity in Our Time. Professor Ellis is a member of the Society of Jewish Ethics. On January 5, 2008 Professor Ellis was elected to the Board of Directors for the Society of Jewish Ethics." [1]

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  1. Marc H. Ellis, Center for Jewish Studies, accessed May 21, 2008.