21 July – 8 September
Each Tuesday, 1.30pm-2.30pm
Total course cost $320
This course, developed by The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning, aims to introduce participants to the complex relationship between Judaism and Islam.
By the end of the eight-week course, participants should be able to identify commonalities and differences between Jewish and Muslim sacred texts; describe the sweep of history of the 1000-year relationship between Judaism and Islam; and critically evaluate claims of inherent conflict between Judaism and Islam.
- Week 1: Jewish and Muslim readings of the Tanakh
- Week 2: Cousin or adversary: Images of Jews in the Qu’Ran and the Hadith
- Week 3: Ishmael is not Edom: Islam in the mind of the Rabbis
- Week 4: Convivencia: A reappraisal
- Week 5: Kabbalists and Sufis: A common mystical heritage?
- Week 6: Under Suleiman and the Ottomans
- Week 7: Colonial rule and the allures of being European in an Islamic world; and Nationalisms in conflict
- Week 8: Jews and Muslims in the non-Muslim world
For more information about the weekly content and course structure, and to book your place, visit the link below.