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Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies at the Graduate Theological Union

The Graduate Theological Union and University of California, Berkeley
Joint Doctoral Program in Jewish Studies presents

CROSS CURRENTS:

JEWISH AND ISLAMIC CULTURE EXCHANGE, 600-1250 C.E.

THURSDAY,
OCTOBER 14TH

370 DWINELLE HALL
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY

 

SPONSORED BY

  • Center for Jewish Studies  at the Graduate Theological  Union (GTU)
  • University of  California, Berkeley (UCB)
  • Program for Muslim and Jewish Relations  at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies (UCB)



Admission Free and Open to the Public

For more information contact cjs@gtu.edu
 

PROGRAM

9:00AMRON HENDEL (UCB)
Coffee and Welcome

9:30AMHOLGER ZELLENTIN (GTU)
"Confirming That which is with Them":
The Quran and Ethics of Late Antiquity

10:15AMFRED ASTREN (San Francisco State Univ.)
Urbanization, Readerships and Paper:
Jewish Sectarianism in the Early Islamic Near East

11AMCOFFEE BREAK

11:15AM–LENA SALAYMEH (UCB)
Near Eastern Customary Law:
A Jewish and Islamic Case Study

2:00PMSTEVE WASSERSTROM (Reed College)
Hermes as Intermediary between Muslim and Jew:
Notes towards a History of Jewish Islamicate Hermeticism, 750-1250 C.E.

2:45PMDEENA ARANOFF (GTU)
Modern Orientations towards the Medieval Past

7:00PMPETER COLE (Yale University)
The Poetry of Kabbalah:
When is Hebraic Mystical Poetry Islamic?

8PMRECEPTION

Peter Cole Lecture and Reception are sponsored by
the Judaica Collection at the UC Berkeley Library.

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