Matthew, Mark, Luke, John...and Me

Growing Up Jewish in a Christian World

Arthur Ullian

Following a life-changing accident that left him paralyzed at age 51, Arthur Ullian began to realize that not only did life in a wheelchair make him feel "different,” but he had always felt like an outsider to some degree, having grown up Jewish in the elite WASP world of prep schools, cotillion classes, sailing yachts, and restricted clubs.
Date Published :
September 2020
Publisher :
Bauhan Publishing
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Paperback
ISBN : 9780872333246
Pages : 288
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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Overview
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Following a life-changing accident that left him paralyzed at age 51, Arthur Ullian began to realize that not only did life in a wheelchair make him feel “different,” but he had always felt like an outsider to some degree, having grown up Jewish in the elite WASP world of prep schools, cotillion classes, sailing yachts, and restricted clubs. He also came to see that over the course of his life he had, paradoxically, internalized the prevailing Christian view of the “Jewish character” and unconsciously attempted to replicate the social and material trappings of those who excluded him.

In Matthew, Mark, Luke, John . . . and Me — a thoughtful, historically-grounded, and often humorous memoir — he interweaves personal experience with an exploration of the roots of ethnic stereotypes and anti-Semitism, ending with reasons to hope that historic Jewish–Christian enmities will fade and brotherhood eventually prevail.

About The Author
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Arthur D. Ullian is a founding partner of the Boston Land Company, a real estate development firm. In 1991, he became paralyzed following a bicycling accident, and has since used his business and entrepreneurial skills to advocate for increased federal funding of biomedical research. His contributions in this area include testimony at numerous congressional hearings and organizing research-related educational forums and roundtables on Capitol Hill. Ullian served as president of the National Council on Spinal Cord Injury, chairman of the Task Force on Science, Healthcare & the Economy, a member of the Advisory Council to the director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Harvard University Embryonic Stem Cell Research Oversight Committee. He has received numerous awards and honors for his service, and has co-authored articles in several national and international peer-reviewed journals. He is married with one son and two grandchildren.

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