In this course, we will study how contemporary conversations between Jews and Muslims are informed by their interpretations of past historical moments and relations between these communities. From Medieval encounters to minority religious experiences in the United States and elsewhere, Jews and Muslims have lived, thought, and debated together for centuries.
Each course will be offered in separate morning (10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.) and evening (7:00-9:00 p.m.) sessions. The $30 registration includes all three sessions.
The ICJS mini-courses for our 2019-20 program year include a three-part series focused on the particularities and histories of each of the sides of the Abrahamic dialogue triangle — Muslim-Christian, Jewish-Christian, and Jewish-Muslim. In each course we will study and discuss case studies and encounters between different Jewish, Christian, and Muslim thinkers and actors in history, and the ways those meetings and encounters impacted (or didn’t) their religious communities and traditions. We hope to see how the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim traditions have intersected, interacted, and interdepended for centuries.