Islamic Judaism?

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In the 19th century, some Jewish scholars in Central Europe looked to early Islam and in particular to the Prophet Muhammad for inspiration and consolation.

For these scholars, the Muslim prophet could serve as a heuristic model for reforming Judaism. John Tolan, Professor of History at the University of Nantes, France, explores this interesting topic. It's based on a chapter of his book, "Faces of the Prophet: A History of Western Portrayals of Muhammad."

Princeton University Press

  Category: Featured, Highlights, Life & Society, Videos
  Topics: History, Interfaith, Judaism
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