“The Children of Abraham: Judiasm, Christianity, Islam” to be presented at St. Norbert College

Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 6:30 p.m.

From St. Norbert College, September 9, 2013
by Stefanie Trinkl, stefanie.trinkl@snc.edu, 920-403-3089

St. Norbert College will host "The Children of Abraham: Judaism, Christianity, Islam" as part of the "Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys" discussion series. The discussion will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 6:30 p.m. in the Mulva Library on the St. Norbert College campus. The program is free and open to the public.

"The Children of Abraham: Judaism, Christianity, Islam," a book by F. E. Peters, traces Judaism, Christianity and Islam from the sixth century B.C., when the Jews returned to Palestine from exile in Babylonia, to the Middle Ages, when the three faiths approached their present form. Peters points out that all three faith groups, whom the Muslims themselves refer to as "People of the Book," share much common ground. The discussion will be led by St. Norbert College professor of religious studies Thomas Bolin.

The Mulva Library received a $3,500 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association to host the series, and is one of 125 libraries and state humanities councils across the country selected to participate in the project. All of the books to be discussed in the series are part of "Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys." The books and films comprising the Bookshelf were selected under the advice of librarians and cultural programming experts, as well as scholars in the fields of anthropology, world history, religious studies, interfaith dialogue, the history of art and architecture, world literature, Middle East studies, Southeast Asian studies, African studies and Islamic studies.

Space for each discussion is limited to 25 people.

For information or to register, please visit http://www.snc.edu/library or contact Sally Cubitt at 920-403-4090 or sally.cubitt@snc.edu.