Welcome to the Scriptures in Dialogue Website
This project led by Leo Baeck College is dedicated to the academic study and teaching of comparative Jewish, Christian and Islamic approaches to the interpretation of sacred scripture, from the earliest times through the medieval and classical period onwards. Not only is academic research and teaching in this area of great importance in tracing the mutual influences, ancient conversations and intellectual relations between the three great Abrahamic faiths over centuries, but at a time in history now when the battle for the authority to interpret God's word is having a global impact, such study is of crucial importance to our understanding of what the future holds for our shared coexistence as people of faith.
This project and website is being developed as an academic collaboration led by Leo Baeck College, and is currently under construction. Please visit us again soon.
This project and the academic and interfaith work of Leo Baeck College is dependent on public generosity and the financial support of benefactors. If you would like to sponsor and support the work of the College as a patron, please contact us.
This academic programme is open to rabbis, rabbinical students and Jewish community leaders, and offers a unique opportunity for study of classical Islamic texts and tafsir commentaries of the Quran - a fundamental source for Islamic religious belief, law and social guidance which informs every facet of Muslim life. The course comprises seminar-type lectures and interactive chevruta-style study of Quranic texts with the classical Islamic commentaries. The course has a particular focus on Jewish-Muslim relations, and offers an honest and frank engagement with serious issues affecting the relationship of the Muslim world with the Jewish community, all undertaken in a safe scholarly environment. For further information, please click here or write to us at:
enquiries @ scripturesindialogue.org
This site is currently in a temporary construction state, and alongside it is being built a fully functional Flash website, which will come online in due course. In the meantime, we would welcome your feedback on the site. Please write to the webmaster at: webmaster @ scripturesindialogue.org
Please click here to return to the main Leo Baeck College website. Click also for resources of the Scriptural Reasoning Society, the shared practice of Jews, Christians and Muslims reading their sacred texts together, the Scriptural Reasoning Discussion Forum and Islamic ruling on Scriptural Reasoning.