The Center for the Study of Relations between Jews, Christians and Muslims

Prof. Bat-Zion Eraqi Klorman

Headed by Prof. Bat-Zion Eraqi Klorman

Relations between Christians and Muslims, between Christians and Jews, and between Jews and Muslims play a major role in the design of contemporary history in the making. Interreligious conflicts juxtaposed with productive interreligious dialog are evident across the globe. Contemporary interreligious interaction has aroused new interest in the historic and social roots of the dialog. Scholarly research is reexamining this field and inquiring into the societal role of religious faith. The study of religions considers the function of religion in the design and evolution of state institutions, the design of systems of inclusion, seclusion and control, and the tension between personal and public religion.

Research centers in Israel today study particular religions and the Jewish Diaspora. The Center for the Study of Relations between Jews, Christians and Muslims can serve as a focus for scholarly research on the historical development and current status of interreligious and intercultural relations. The Center will promote interdisciplinary and interdepartmental research, and initiate joint academic ventures with researchers at other universities and research institutes in Israel and throughout the world. Research will initially be conducted on the social, cultural and religious discourse between Jews, Christians and Muslims from antiquity to the present.

For details on the June 2012 conference on “Tradition and Transition in Jewish, Christian and Muslim Cultures”, click here.

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