Abraham, on the Mountain, with a Knife: an interfaith text study

January 23, 2014

Thursday, January 23rd, 12 - 1:30 pm in the coffeehouse lounge, 3rd floor of the student center. A Kosher vegetarian lunch will be provided.

Jewish, Muslim, and Christian scriptures all contain some version of the story of God commanding Abraham to sacrifice his son, and this text holds a central place in all three of the Abrahamic faiths. This open study will provide an opportunity to learn more about how the 3 traditions approach their texts, as well as open conversation about the challenging questions the story raises about obedience, sacrifice, trust, and God.
Absolutely no prior experience or knowledge required. MIT Chaplains Rabbi Gavriel Goldfeder, Imam Suheil Laher, and Rev. Kari Jo Verhulst will lead the discussion and serve as resources.