Are We Children of Abraham? Exploring the Relationships Between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam (HI-539)

Judaism, Christianity, and Islam have often been called the Abrahamic Religions, as they all claim the Patriarch Abraham‎. To what extent do these three faiths identify with him, claim him, and share him? This course will use an historical approach to problematize the Abrahamic identities of early Jewish, Christian and Muslim communities, their views of the Patriarch, and how such identities have guided and impacted inter-communal relations. Special attention will be given to the use sacred Scriptures that shape and provide meaning and identity for today.

Course fulfills the following curricular requirements:
MAIRS – Islamic Studies: Religious Pluralism
MAIRS- Ministerial Studies: Beliefs and Practices

If you are not enrolled in a degree program but wish to register for this course, use the Online Registration for Special Students and Auditors.


David D. Grafton


January 2022

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