Shared Stories in the New Testament & Quran: Me’ah Lexington

February 14, 2019 Lexington $350.00
(Photo: zanskar/iStock)
(Photo: zanskar/iStock)

From Abraham, Sarah and Hagar to Joseph, Moses, Miriam, King David and the Queen of Sheba, biblical figures loom large in the classic stories of Christians and Muslims. Do these shared stories connect us, divide us or both?

Our class will offer a basic introduction to Christianity and Islam as we read these fascinating stories. In seeking answers, we will address several larger issues: the nature of the Bible as a literary work of art; the shifting political and religious roles of prophet, judge, priest and king over the Books of Samuel; and the meanings projected onto the Bible by later poets, artists and novelists.

Full class schedule: Class meets February 14, 28; March 7, 14, 21, 28; April 4, 11; May 2, 9 (No class February 21, April 18 or 25. Final class and snow/sick days TBD with class, once class begins.)

Financial aid is available thanks to generous support from CJP; please contact for details.

Please note: When registering via chaverweb, Temple Emunah members may use their login; all others may create a guest account. Then go to “events sign-up” and look for “Me’ah Select Winter/Spring.”

About the instructor: Rabbi Leonard Gordon is interim rabbi at Temple Beth Sholom in Framingham, and the co-director of Interfaith Partners for Peace. With rabbinic ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary, he has a B.A. and M. Phil. from Columbia University and an M.A. in religious studies from Brown University. Gordon has taught comparative religion and humanities at Columbia University, Kenyon College and the Ohio State University, and rabbinic literature, history, philosophy and liturgy at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, the Jewish Theological Seminary, the Hebrew College Rabbinical School and the Hebrew Union College in Jerusalem.

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Thursday, February 14, 2019, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
* Registration closes on February 11th at 11:55 pm
Temple Isaiah of Lexington
55 Lincoln St
Lexington, MA 02421
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$350.00 Per adult

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