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Readings for Speakers & Events: Reuven Firestone 11/15/16

Supporting readings for on-campus speakers and events.

Reuven Firestone

Reuven Firestone
Moosenick Lectureship in Judaic Studies
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
7pm in Carrick Theater
“How the Birth-Pangs of Religion Complicate Peacemaking Between Faith Communities”.

and at Ohavay Zion Synagogue on Thursday, November 16, 2016.
“Diversity of Religious Expression in Islam.”


Firestone, Reuven. An Introduction to Islam for Jews. Philadelphia: JPS/Jewish Publication Society, 2008.

Firestone, Reuven. Jihād : The Origin of Holy War in Islam. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.

Firestone, Reuven. "Abraham's Journey to Mecca in Islamic Exegesis: A Form-Critical Study of a Tradition." Studia Islamica 76 (1992): 5-24.

Firestone, Reuven. "Merit, Mimesis, and Martyrdom: Aspects of Shiʿite Meta-Historical Exegesis on Abraham's Sacrifice in Light of Jewish, Christian, and Sunni Muslim Tradition." Journal of the American Academy of Religion 66.1 (1998): 93-116.

Firestone, Reuven. "Holy War in Modern Judaism? "Mitzvah War" and the Problem of the "Three Vows"" Journal of the American Academy of Religion 74.4 (2006): 954-82.

Firestone, Reuven. "Conceptions of Holy War in Biblical and Qur'ānic Tradition." The Journal of Religious Ethics 24.1 (1996): 99-123.

Firestone, Reuven. "Disparity and Resolution in the Qurʾānic Teachings on War: A Reevaluation of a Traditional Problem." Journal of Near Eastern Studies 56.1 (1997): 1-19.

Firestone, Reuven. "Prophethood, Marriageable Consanguinity, and Text: The Problem of Abraham and Sarah's Kinship Relationship and the Response of Jewish and Islamic Exegesis." The Jewish Quarterly Review 83.3/4 (1993): 331-47.