Intertwined Texts
College: Emmanuel College
Instructor 1: Reda El-Tahry, Nevin
Graduate degree students enrol in EMB6020HS
Course Code: 
EMB3020HS
Semester: 
Second Semester
Section: 
9101
Online: 
No
Credits: 
One Credit
Location: 
Online – Synchronous
Description: 

Interfaith dialogue has many avenues, of which reading each other's sacred texts is one of the most conducive to building understanding. The scriptures of Islam, Judaism and Christianity are particularly suited to this venture, because of the shared narratives, which demonstrate both commonalities and profound differences. This course focuses on narratives shared between the Bible and the Quran and how major Muslim, Christian, and Jewish scholars have approached the relationship between the texts across the ages. The course examines scholars such as Ibn Jarir al-Tabari (d. 923), €˜Imad al-Din ibn Kathir (d. 1373), Abraham Geiger (d. 1874), and W. St. Clair Tisdall (d. 1929) among others. Students will learn the difference between author- and reader-oriented approaches, influence theory and intertextuality, and how different presuppositions can impact how the texts and their relationship are read. Students will also have the opportunity to engage in scripture-based interfaith dialogue and to experience first-hand how some of the established and developing approaches are practiced.

Pre-Requisites Currently Offered Next Scheduled Previously Offered Scheduling Information
Winter 2022
Start Time: 
18:00
End Time: 
20:00
Hours per Week: 
2
Schedule: 
Tue
Minimum: 
10
Maximum: 
20
Teaching Method: 
Lectures
Seminars
Readings
Means of Evaluation: 
Class Participation
Reflection Paper
Research Paper