WINTER/SPRING COURSE, beginning February 6th: The Binding of Isaac in Jewish and Christian Thought: From Ancient to Modern Times
Mondays, 7:00 – 9:30 pm
Questions? Contact Naomi Fisher: 617-277-6610 x 156 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winter/Spring Course Location: Temple Ohabei Shalom, 1187 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA
We are conveniently located on the Green Line “C” Kent Street Stop.
Course Description: In this co-taught course, we will examine the various ways in which the biblical narrative (Genesis 22) of the Binding of Isaac (The Akedah) has been understood by Jewish and Christian intellectuals, artists, and poets throughout time. In this interreligious journey, we will explore the themes of faith, sacrifice, religious violence, and redemption. The comparative nature of the course will allow is to identify similarities and differences across Jewish and Christian traditions—ancient, medieval, and modern.
Instructors: Rabbi Or Rose
Rabbi Or Rose is the Director of the Miller Center for Interreligious Learning and Leadership at Hebrew College. He is the creator of the weekly Torah commentary, “70 Faces of Torah” and the monthly column, “Can We Talk: A Jewish-Muslim Dialogue,” both of which appear on the Huffington Post. He is also the co-editor of the award-winning anthology, My Neighbor’s Faith: Stories of Interreligious Encounter, Growth, and Transformation (Orbis Books).
The Rev. Jennifer Quigley
The Rev. Jennifer Quigley is Chapel Associate for Vocational Discernment at Boston University’s Marsh Chapel and a doctoral candidate at Harvard University in New Testament and Early Christianity. Her dissertation, “Divine Accounting: Theo-Economics in the Letter to the Philippians,” focuses on rhetoric about divine-human financial transactions in the New Testament and early Christian literature. She is co-author of Cost and Abundance in Roman Philippi: The Letter to the Philippians in its Context (forthcoming, Brill) in a volume on archaeology and Roman Philippi with Laura Nasrallah. In chaplaincy, Jennifer co-supervises an internship for undergraduate students who are discerning religious leadership and vocation. Jennifer holds a BA, MDiv, and STM from Boston University.