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Scholar of music and religion, writer
Michael Marissen is the Daniel Underhill Professor of Music at Swarthmore College. His publications include The Social and Religious Designs of J.S. Bach's Brandenburg Concertos (Princeton), Lutheranism, anti-Judaism, and Bach's St. John Passion (Oxford), and Tainted Glory in Handel's Messiah (Yale), as well as articles in the Harvard Theological Review and the New York Times. As a Bach specialist, he has also worked in America and Europe with many organizations promoting cultural and interreligious understanding among Jews and Christians.