From: Jewish Museum Berlin
The third event of our lecture series “The Others’ Faith” is dedicated to the Jewish and Muslim perspectives on Christianity.
Tue, 18 Feb 2020, 7 pm
Many Christian beliefs and religious practices are baffling to Jews and Muslims, from the Holy Trinity and the veneration of saints to the role of Jesus as the Son of God. By contrast, the other two traditions applaud Christianity’s shared beliefs in divine creation and the immortality of the soul as well as the observance of moral principles.
Where do Jewish and Muslim perspectives on Christianity overlap? Where do they diverge? And how is the diversity of Christian denominations addressed in theological debates?
A discussion with Israel Yuval (Hebrew University in Jerusalem) and Maha El Kaisy-Friemuth (Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg).
Israel Yuval is a professor of Jewish History at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. His work is primarily occupied with the mutual perceptions of Jews and Christians in late antiquity and the Middle Ages. In 2016, he was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany for his service to building understanding between Christians and Jews.
Maha El Kaisy-Friemuth
Maha El Kaisy-Friemuth is a professor of Islamic Religious Studies at Friedrich Alexander University (FAU) in Erlangen-Nuremberg. She researches Muslim-Christian polemics, Islamic doctrine and the Muʿtazila rationalist theological school. She co-edited the volume Rationality in Islamic Theology.