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Bound by the Bible: Jews, Christians and the Binding of Isaac’ – Dr Edward Kessler (S22-31)


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Tutor: Dr Edward Kessler

Cost: €15

Format: Monday 28th March, 10.30-12.30pm

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One off on-site lecture: Monday 28th March, 10.30-12.30pm

The Sacrifice of Isaac is one the most well-known stories in the Bible.  It is also a shocking account of how Abraham’s faith in God was demonstrated by a willingness to sacrifice his son at God’s command. Ed will discuss biblical interpretations of this story, including artistic representations and will show that Jewish and Christian interpreters influenced each other.  In other words, both Jews and Christians were bound by the Bible.

Dr Edward Kessler, MBE is a leading thinker in interfaith relations, primarily, Jewish- Christian-Muslim Relations. He is Founder President of the Woolf Institute and Fellow of St Edmund’s College, Cambridge and has written or edited 12 books, including “An Introduction to Jewish-Christian Relations” (Cambridge, 2010), “Jews, Christians and Muslims in Encounter” (SCM, 2013) and “Jesus” (The History Press, 2016). At present, he is editing a “Documentary History of Jewish-Christian Relations” (Cambridge, 2023). Kessler regularly appears in the media commenting on religion and belief issues of the day. For full bio see:

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