Scriptural Encounter

 

Torah, New Testament, Qur’an

Scriptural Encounter is a textual study-discussion forum to achieve mutual understanding over potentially contentious texts on particular topics. It is hosted by the Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Manchester in partnership with members of the Jewish, Christian and Muslim communities of Greater Manchester.

PROGRAMME 2019

Thursdays at 4:00-5:30pm 

The next meeting of the Scriptural Encounter Group will be on Thursday 24th January 2019 4.00 to 5.30pm in the Samuel Alexander Building Room A116 at the University of Manchester. This will be the first of three conversations on the story of the Binding/Sacrifice of Isaac/Ishmael in Judaism, Christianity and Islam, chaired by Professor Philip Alexander with the collaboration of members of the three faiths. The first conversation will be on the story in the Tanakh/Old Testament and in Judaism. The second and third conversations (date and venue to be announced) will be respectively on the story in Christianity and Islam. What we will be trying to do is not to judge or critique, but to enter imaginatively and sympathetically into to the way in which each faith uses creatively a story which is important for all three. The discussion will be based on a dossier of texts, which can be downloaded in the link below.

Dossier of texts for our series of 3 conversations

1. Aramaic texts for Pseudo Jonathan on Genesis 22

2. Aramaic texts for Pseudo Jonathan on Genesis 22

3. Aramaic texts for Pseudo Jonathan on Genesis 22

4. Aramaic texts for Pseudo Jonathan on Genesis 22

24 Jan, Conversations on the Story of the Binding/Sacrifice of Isaac/Ishmael in Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The Story in Judaism. Led by Philip Alexander and Bobby Silverman (venue: A116 Samuel Alexander Building).

28 Feb, Conversations on the Story of the Binding/Sacrifice of Isaac/Ishmael in Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The Story in Christianity. Led by Philip Alexander and Caroline Wickens (venue: A116 Samuel Alexander Building).

28 Mar, Conversations on the Story of the Binding/Sacrifice of Isaac/Ishmael in Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The Story in Islam. Led by Philip Alexander and Mohammed Ullah (venue: A116 Samuel Alexander Building).

 

For more information, or to add you name to the emailing list to receive the readings before the meetings, please contact Rabbi Dr Reuven Silverman, email rabbi@jacksonsrow.org

 

Past Events

29 Nov 2018, Scriptural Encounter meeting 'Exclusivism and Supersessionism from a Qur’an Perspective', Mohammed Ullah, Honorary Muslim Chaplain to the Manchester Universities. Reading: Texts from the Qur’an 

15 Nov 2018, Scriptural Encounter meeting 'Exclusivism and Supersessionism', Dr. Dwight Swanson,  Co-Director and Senior Lecturer Manchester Centre for the Study of Christianity and Islam, Nazarene College Reading: Hebrews Chapter 8

18 Oct 2018, Scriptural Encounter meeting 'Exclusivism and Supersessionism', Rabbi Ariel Abel of Princes Road Synagogue, Liverpool. Reading: Exclusivism in Jewish Texts.