Newman University’s Theology and Philosophy department are excited to introduce TRS Summer Wednesdays– a series of webinars for those interested in studying the subject area at University. Held across 4 weeks in June/July, each session will get students thinking about some current topics in Theology and Philosophy.
Abraham in Early Jewish Tradition
Abraham is a hugely important figure in Judaism, Christianity and Islam, but the scriptural narratives about his life raise questions for readers old and new, not least about his readiness to sacrifice his own son. This session will consider some early Jewish explanations of these theologically problematic passages, and ask whether these hold any lessons for modern biblical interpreters.
The webinar will start at 12 noon and will run for approximately 50 minutes in total – 25-30 minutes of input from one of our lecturers, followed by a short time for Q&As. Sessions will be delivered via Zoom (no need to install) Please note that there will be no need to switch on either a camera or a microphone, as questions will be posed via a LiveChat function.