26 2019

Levy Summer Series (JSS)

10:30AM - 1:30PM  

Nakoma Country Club 4145 Country Club Road
Madison, WI 53711

Contact Jim Mackman
(608) 442-4081

$ Cost $ 18.00

“Jews and Muslims in Christian America”
Charles Cohen
Professor Emeritus, Department of History, E. Gordon Fox Professor of American Institutions Founding Director for the Lubar Institute for the Study of Abrahamic Religions - UW Madison

The United States has been defined in various ways as a “Christian nation”; if so, how do Jews and Muslims—whose understandings of such things as sacred space, sacred time, food, and the religious meaning of the state, can be quite different from those of Christians—fit into American society?

Professor Emeritus, Charles Cohen will discuss this in his talk entitled, Jews and Muslims in Christian America. Professor Cohen is the E. Gordon Fox Professor of American Institutions. He teaches at UW Madison in the Departments of History and Religious Studies. Professor Cohen was Founding Director the Lubar Institute for the Study of the Abrahamic Religions, whose mission is to create better understandings of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam by encouraging ongoing discussion of these traditions and their interrelationships. His book, “Abrahamic Religions: A Very Short Introduction,” will be published in late 2019 by Oxford University Press.

Includes Lunch and Dessert