A Rabbi, a Priest, and an Imam Walk into a Coffee Shop

Jews, Christians, and Muslims lived side by side for centuries in the medieval Mediterranean world and, especially among the decently educated, knew a lot about each others’ beliefs and practices. This lecture focuses on three medieval scholars – one rabbi, one priest, and one imam – who had a lot to say about their rival religions, arguing that there is much more going on when they did so than just ugly denunciation. Sometimes, for example, by attacking someone else’s religion, such scholars were really attacking members of their own faith community, and often their attacks on a rival religion wound up partially validating its very existence.

Tom Burman is Director of the Medieval Institute and Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame.

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September 9, 2017

Art and HistoryGlobal AffairsReligion and PhilosophyCollege of Arts and LettersDigest151FaithMedieval InstituteReligionThomas Burman

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