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What Do You Think about Jesus? Judaism, Islam, and Christianity

The Others’ Faith: World Religions through the Lens of Judaism and Islam (with video recording)

The third event of our lecture series “The Others’ Faith” is dedicated to the Jewish and Muslim perspectives on Christianity.

Many Christian beliefs and religious practices are baffling to Jews and Muslims, from the Holy Trinity and the veneration of saints to the role of Jesus as the Son of God. By contrast, the other two traditions applaud Christianity’s shared beliefs in divine creation and the immortality of the soul as well as the observance of moral principles.

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Map with all buildings that belong to the Jewish Museum Berlin. The W. M. Blumenthal Academy is marked in green


W. M. Blumenthal Academy,
Klaus Mangold Auditorium
Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin (Opposite the Museum)

Video recording of the event on 18 February 2020; Jewish Museum Berlin 2020

Where do Jewish and Muslim perspectives on Christianity overlap? Where do they diverge? And how is the diversity of Christian denominations addressed in theological debates?

A discussion with Israel Yuval (Hebrew University in Jerusalem) and Maha El Kaisy-Friemuth (Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg).

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Portrait of Israel Yuval and Maha El-Kaisy-Friemuth

Israel Yuval (left), photo: ישראל יובל, Wikimedia Commons, and Maha El-Kaisy-Friemuth, photo: FAU/Georg Pöhlein

Israel Yuval

Israel Yuval is a professor of Jewish History at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. His work is primarily occupied with the mutual perceptions of Jews and Christians in late antiquity and the Middle Ages. In 2016, he was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany for his service to building understanding between Christians and Jews.

Maha El Kaisy-Friemuth

Maha El Kaisy-Friemuth is a professor of Islamic Religious Studies at Friedrich Alexander University (FAU) in Erlangen-Nuremberg. She researches Muslim-Christian polemics, Islamic doctrine and the Muʿtazila rationalist theological school. She co-edited the volume Rationality in Islamic Theology.

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  • When 18 Feb 2020
  • Where W. M. Blumenthal Academy,
    Klaus Mangold Auditorium

    Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin
    (Opposite the Museum)

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Lecture Series 2019/20: The Others’ Faith (6)