Monday 11 March 2013, 5:15pm, Lecture Room 1, New College
‘Teaching the Abrahamic Religions: A Subversive Enterprize?’ Guy Stroumsa, Professor of the Study of the Abrahamic Religions, University of Oxford.
Contrary to appearances, the concept of the “Abrahamic religions” is a very recent invention, which stems from the legitimate desire to include the new Muslim populations into European societies. Can a concept useful for interfaith relations also be of real epistemic value for the scholarly study of religions? The lecture will seek to identify the conditions in which such a transformation is possible, an will as well emphasize its dangers and pitfalls. It will seek to offer new approaches to the historical and comparative study of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
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