The Relevance of Jacob Jocz: A Contemporary Response to his Life and Legacy

Annual Jakob Jocz Lecture

The Relevance of Jacob Jocz: A Contemporary Response to his Life and Legacy


Where: Wycliffe College, 5 Hoskin Ave, Toronto

When: Thursday, March 14, 2024 - 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Admission: Free. No registration is required

Jacob Jocz was a towering figure in the Hebrew Christian movement of the 19th and 20th century and a significant evangelical theologian within the Anglican tradition and taught theology at Wycliffe College during the 1960s and 1970s. The writings of this Holocaust survivor, clergyman and theological educator form an indispensable guide to the “Jewish people and Jesus Christ” and the history of Jewish Christianity. How would he have responded to some of the theological developments he was involved in, such as the modern Messianic Jewish movement, the development of Jewish-Christian relations since the Holocaust, and the changing patterns of pluralism in a multi-faith society? 

Admission is free and no registration is required. It is open to the public and we hope to see you there!

Dr Richard Harvey

Featured Speaker

Richard Harvey is a Jewish disciple of Yeshua (Jesus) who writes, researches and teaches Messianic Jewish Theology.  He pioneered the London Messianic Congregation and holds a PhD from the University of Wales. Like Jacob Jocz, he has served with the Church's Ministry Among the Jewish People (CMJ), and also with Jews for Jesus

He is married to Monica, also a Jewish disciple of Jesus, and they have two children and three grandchildren. Richard teaches Hebrew Bible and Jewish Studies and served as Academic Dean and Director of Research at All Nations Christian College, part of the Open University, UK. He is a past President of the International Messianic Jewish Alliance.

About the Jocz Lecture

The Jacob Jocz annual event is part of a new Jewish Christian and Messianic Studies academic initiative. It is built on the legacy of one of Wycliffe’s most celebrated faculty members, Rev Dr Jacob Jocz (1906-1983). This endowed annual lectureship engages facets of Jewish Christianity and Messianic Judaism.