Abraham: An Interfaith Discussion at the Bode-Museum, Berlin

At the Bode-Museum in Berlin, a single of artwork of Abraham and Isaac provides a starting point for an interfaith discussion between members of the three main Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam).

Together, Professor Ben Quash, an Anglican priest and Professor of Christianity and the Arts at King’s College London, Professor Dr Mira Sievers, Junior Professor of Islamic Theology at the Humboldt University of Berlin, and Rabbi Gesa Shira Ederberg, Rabbi for the Jewish Community of Berlin, discuss the figure of Abraham from the point of view of their respective traditions.

Artwork under discussion: Unknown artist (Italy or Constantinople?), The Great Berlin Pyxis (Große Berliner Pyxis), Ivory and Iron (staples on base), 12,2 x 14,5 cm, ca. 400, Inv. Nr. 563.