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Dialogue Institute Book Discussion

We are hosting a book discussion titled " Shared Stories, Rival Tellings" Early Encounters of Jews, Christians and Muslims.

The Book Discussion will be held on April 17th and May 15th at 6:30 pm at Raindrop Turkish House.

The part I-II-II will be discussed on April 17th and The part IV and V will be discussed on May 15th.

Dr. William Tabernee, Executive Director of OCC and advisor board member of DI will lead the discussion series at each season.

Light Refreshment will be served.

This is a wonderful opportunity to talk about the book and learn about the faiths. Book lovers will acknowledge our differences in a respectful way, to seek to understand, and to share the things that we do have in common. The book discussion builds tolerance, empathy, and understanding through shared dialogue. About the Book ; Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are considered kindred religions-holding ancestral heritages and monotheistic belief in common-but there are definitive distinctions between these "Abrahamic" peoples. Shared Stories, Rival Tellings explores the early exchanges of Jews, Christians, and Muslims, and argues that their interactions were dominated by debates over the meanings of certain stories sacred to all three communities. Robert C. Gregg shows how Jewish, Christian, and Muslim interpreters--artists as well as authors--developed their unique and particular understandings of narratives present in the two Bibles and the Qur'an. Gregg focuses on five stories: Cain and Abel, Sarah and Hagar, Joseph and Potiphar's Wife, Jonah and the Whale, and Mary the Mother of Jesus. As he guides us through the often intentional variations introduced into these shared stories, Gregg exposes major issues under contention and the social-intellectual forces that contributed to spirited, and sometimes combative, exchanges among Jews, Christians, and Muslims. Offering deeper insight into these historical moments and their implications for contemporary relations among the three religions, Shared Stories, Rival Tellings will inspire readers to consider--and reconsider--the dynamics of traditional and current social-religious competition.

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April 17, 2017 - Part I-II-II

May 15, 2017 - Part IV-V

at 6: 30 PM

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