Interactive Histories, Co-Produced Communities: Judaism, Christianity, Islam

Our goal is to provide the foundations of a new history of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam as co-produced communities, a history that makes clear the many different ideas and ideals that each of these communities has formed, and continues to form, by interacting with or imagining the others.

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The Centuries-long Co-Production of the Sibylline Oracles

The Centuries-long Co-Production of the Sibylline Oracles

This tradition of prophecies, written by Jewish and Christian authors in the voice of Greek Sibyls, shows the power of prophecy, even (or especially) prophecy from "outsiders," in the processes of religious co-production and competition.

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Event: International Conference

Conference: Co-producing Heresies: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

September 1-4, 2024 Schloss Münchenwiler (CH) Schloss Münchenwiler (CH)

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Who we are

The project is coordinated by Katharina Heyden, Professor for Ancient History of Christianity and Interreligious Encounters at the University of Bern (Switzerland), and David Nirenberg, Director and Leon Levy Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton (U.S.), and includes a network of collaborators across North America, Europe, and the Middle East.

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New Case Study

The Cuba of Castiglione: Its Co-Produced Construction, its Functions, and its Mysteries in Entangled Medieval Sicily

By Gaetano Spampinato

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