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The Comparative Study of the Abrahamic Religions: Heuristic Gains and Cognitive Pitfalls

Wednesday, September 26, 2018.  6:30-8 PM.

Sperry Room, Andover Hall, 45 Francis Ave.


How is the comparative scholarship on Judaism, Christianity, and Islam possible? What are its presuppositions, and what does it entail? How can the history of religions help interfaith understanding? These are some of the questions this lecture will address.

Lecture by Guy Stroumsa, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Oxford University
Response by Jon Levenson, Harvard Divinity School
Opening Remarks by Charles Stang, Harvard Divinity School, and Adam Afterman, Tel-Aviv University

The lecture will be livestreamed here.


Professor Charles M. Stang
Director, CSWR

The CSWR seeks to promote the study of the world’s religions in their classical and contemporary forms, serving both as a residential community of students and scholars and an international “think tank” in the study of religion.



Thirteen apartments located within the CSWR are available for rent by students and affiliates of Harvard University by application to the Center.

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