Marc H. Ellis is a Jewish theologian who has studied and written about Jewish ethical values and the moral crisis of post-Holocaust Jewish identity as it has become increasingly identified with the politics of America and Israel. Prof. Ellis recently retired as University Professor of Jewish Studies, Professor of History and Director of the Center for Jewish Studies at Baylor University. He is the author of more than twenty books, including Toward a Jewish Theology of Liberation and Encountering the Jewish Future. Professor Ellis has been a Senior Fellow and a Visiting Scholar at Harvard's Center for the Study of World Religions and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies. Presently he is Senior Visiting Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at the University for Peace in San Jose, Costa Rica. His work has been praised by many advocates for peace and justice. Archbishop Desmond Tutu said "Marc Ellis shows that the voice of prophecy has not been silenced in the Jewish community. We will all be the poorer if Ellis' voice is not heeded but how wonderfully enriched if it is." The late Edward Said described Ellis as, "... a brilliant writer, a deeply thoughtful and courageous mind, an intellectual who has broken the death hold of mindless tradition and unreflective cliché to produce a superb account of post-Holocaust understanding, with particular reference to the Palestinian people and the moral obligations of the Israelis and Diaspora Jews. He is a man to be listened to with respect and admiration."
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