Launch of Muslim-Jewish Relations Handbook
22 August 2016
The Routledge Handbook of Muslim-Jewish Relations has just been published. Edited by Professor Yousef Meri, a former Academic Director at the Woolf Institute, the publication provides an important multidisciplinary resource for the study of Muslim-Jewish relations. Founder Director Dr Edward Kessler co-authored a chapter with Professor Akbar Ahmed entitled: Constructive Dialogue.
The handbook invites readers to deepen their understanding of the historical, social, cultural, and political themes that impact modern-day perceptions of interfaith dialogue and to illuminate positive encounters between Muslims and Jews, as well as points of conflict, within a historical framework.
Professor Joseph T. Kelley of Merrimack College commented on the book: "Josef Meri and thirty-five other scholars lift a reader’s imagination above the current quagmire to the richness and complexities of Muslim-Jewish Relations over 13 centuries. This text is a post-modern exercise confronting the absolutes of power rhetoric with multiple perspectives from an ancient narrative."