Abraham has often been called the Patriarch of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. To what extent to these three faiths claim him and share him? This course will use a social-historical approach to uncover primary models of interaction between Jewish, Christian and Muslim communities from scriptural origins and communal appropriations until today. Special attention will be given to the sacred Scriptures of each community and how those texts are utilized to provide identity, guidance and parameters for inter-faith relations.
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