Interrogating Abraham: Examining Intersections between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam (HI-539)

Course Details:

Judaism, Christianity, and Islam have often been called the Abrahamic Religions, as they all claim the Patriarch Abraham‎. To what extent do these three faiths identify with him, define him, and share him?  This course will use an interdisciplinary approach to problematize the Abrahamic identities of early Jewish, Christian, and Muslim communities, their views of the Patriarch, and how such identities have guided and affected past and contemporary inter-communal relations. Attention will be given to how sacred scripture, contemporary literature and film shapes and provide meaning for relations today.

Course fulfills the following curricular requirements:
MAIRS - Ministerial Studies: Beliefs and Practices
MAIRS - Interreligious Studies: Elective
MAIRS - Islamic Studies: Religious Pluralism
MAIRS - Islamic Studies: Elective
MAC: Elective
MAC - Islamic Chaplaincy: Elective


If you are not enrolled in a degree program but wish to register for this course, use the Online Registration for Special Students and Auditors.

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