January 2015 Intensive – Judaism, Christianity, Islam: Related Religious Traditions

Title: Judaism, Christianity, Islam: Related Religious Traditions

Professor: Reinhard Krauss

Date: January 5 – 30, Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:45pm-9:15pm, Saturday, Jan. 31 6:30pm-9:00pm

Type: Intensive; Required Course for M.Div; 2 Units

christian-judaism-islam-symbolsThe course offers an analysis of the complex interrelatedness of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.  The aim is to present these religions as living traditions whose historical origins, current interactions, and future development is the dynamic context for ministry in the multi-religious world of Southern California.  To acquire a grasp of the internal ethos of each of these traditions, renowned scholars and recognized leaders will be guest presenters.

The course culminates in a forum in which scholars of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam engage in a “Trialogue” to explore the commonalities and differences on a key issue of common concern. This forum is open to the public.