Malachi Hacohen, a professor at Duke University, will give this year’s Graduate Student Network academic lecture, titled “Jacob and Esau, Isaac and Ishmael: The Future of Jewish-Christian and Jewish-Muslim Relations.” The Holocaust and the State of Israel transformed the traditional paradigms of Jews’ relations with non-Jews. Jacob and Esau, typologically Jews and Christians and traditionally enemies, have reconciled. Isaac and Yishmael, typologically Jews and Muslims and traditionally less hostile, have grown apart. This talk provides a panoramic overview of the changing dynamics of inclusion and inter-faith relations, viewed from a Jewish perspective.
Hacohen is a Bass Fellow, an associate professor of history, political science and religion, as well as Slavic, German and Jewish studies at Duke University. He also directs the Religions and Public Life Initiative at the Kenan Institute for Ethics. This lecture is sponsored by the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies. For more information, please visit here.