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Colloquium explores ways Jews, Christians and Muslims imagine each other, Oct. 17-18

Exploring how Jews, Christians and Muslims have imagined each other throughout history and the implications of images of monotheism will be the topic of a colloquium, Oct. 17-18. The event begins with a talk at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, in Betts Auditorium and continues from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 18 with three talks, respondents and a roundtable discussion in the Senate Room, Whig Hall.

Titled "Monotheism and Its Others: Jews, Christians and Muslims Imagining Each Other," the colloquium will discuss how the three "monotheisms" share overlapping texts and stories, pointing to tensions between the traditions as well as similarities. Using different methodological perspectives -- history, philosophy, theology and ethics -- the colloquium will examine how each tradition then imagines the other two monotheisms.

Participants include Paula Fredriksen, Boston University; Susannah Heschel, Dartmouth College; Eugene Rogers, University of Virginia; John Gager, Princeton; Michael Cook, Princeton; Eric Gregory, Princeton; and John Kelsay, Florida State University.

The colloquium is sponsored by the Program in Jewish Studies and the Jeanette Krieger and Herman D. Mytelka Memorial Lecture on Jewish Civilization Fund.

For more information, visit the colloquium site.

Contact: Lauren Robinson-Brown (609) 258-3601

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