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.


Thursdays at 4:00-5:30pm in A115 except for the first session, which was in A213a, in the Samuel Alexander Building.

18 Oct, 'Exclusivism and Supersessionism', Rabbi Ariel Abel of Princes Road Synagogue, Liverpool (Venue: A213a Samuel Alexander Building).
Reading: Exclusivism in Jewish Texts.

15 Nov, 'Exclusivism and Supersessionism', Dr. Dwight Swanson,  Co-Director and Senior Lecturer Manchester Centre for the Study of Christianity and Islam, Nazarene College (Venue: A213a Samuel Alexander Building). 
Reading: Hebrews Chapter 8

29 Nov, TBA

13 Dec, TBA

Teas and coffees will be available before the meeting in the North Foyer.

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