Sacrifice, Surrender and Symbolism: Three Faiths Interpret Abraham's Binding of His Son
Wedneday, November 9, 2011
Mary Graydon Center 247
Rabbi Leila Berner, Dr. Martyn Oliver, and Rev. Mark Schaefer will conduct the workshop. Through a comparative reading of the Binding of Isaac/Ishmael, workshop participants will explore the following questions: What are the commonalities, differences, and reflections of Jewish, Muslim, and Christian theologies, teachings, cultures? How do our respective clergy "deal" with the texts? As inspiring? Disturbing? Challenging? Didactic? Ethically instructive? Ethically problematic?
Cosponsored by the Department of Philosophy and Religion, and the Jewish Studies Program
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