2017 Spring Lecture in Contemporary Jewish Studies

Monday, February 6

The UNM International Studies Institute proudly presents two events with Reuven Firestone as part of the Contemporary Jewish Studies Lecture Series

Professor Reuven Firestone, Rabbi, Ph.D.

Reuven Firestone is the Regenstein Professor in Medieval Judaism and Islam at Hebrew Union College and Senior Fellow at the Center for Religion & Civic Culture, University of Southern California.  His research explores the Bible and its exegesis; Qur’an and its exegesis; Religious Phenomenology; Comparative Religion; Religious Dialogue.

For more about Prof. Firestone, visit http://huc.edu/directory/reuven-firestone

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Spring 2017 Contemporary Jewish Studies Lecture
Monday, February 6, 10:00-11:00 qm
Keller Hall, Popejoy Building, UNM (map)
Lecture Q&A & Reception to follow the lecture.

Muslims and Jews: A History of Relationship

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According to some, Jews and Muslims (and Christians) lived happily together for centuries in places like Cordova and Baghdad under Muslim rule. According to others, Jews (and Christians) were regularly persecuted and even massacred by their Muslim rulers. Was there a “Golden Age” of peace and harmony? How did Muslims feel about Jews, and how did Jews feel about Muslims in the pre-modern world? This lecture will explore the relationship between Jews and Muslims from the generation of Muhammad to the present and consider how that history affects today’s perceptions of Jews and Muslims toward one another.

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Faculty Colloquium
Monday, February 6, 3:00- 4:30 pm
1104 Mesa Vista Hall (History Commons) (map)
oderated by Professor Pat Risso, Department of History, UNM

Savagery and the Sacred: The Rhetoric of Terror and its Consequences in the Scriptural Monotheisms

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This Lecture Series is supported in part by a grant from the Jewish Community Foundation of New Mexico

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