Sexual Ethics: Sexuality, Lust, Eroticism, and God
Ethical Questions in Judaism and Islam – Dialogical Lecture Series as part of the Jewish-Islamic Forum (With Video Recording in German and English)
Jewish and Muslim sexual morals were regarded as particularly liberal by Western societies for a long time. Today, on the other hand, ideas of very repressive religious morals which suppress sexuality dominate the Western imagination. But what do Judaism and Islam say about sexual life and eroticism? Which views are represented on controversial issues such as sex education, polygamy, homosexuality and pornography?
Kecia Ali is professor of religion at Boston University. Her particular research interests are Islamic law, women, and gender and her important work is entitled Sexual Ethics and Islam: Feminist Reflections on Qur'an, Hadith, and Jurisprudence.
David Biale is professor of Jewish history at the University of California, Davis. He is author of Eros and the Jews: From Biblical Israel to Contemporary America.
Moderation: Dr. Nahed Samour, Humboldt University Berlin, Faculty of Law