IRG: Dr. Charles Cohen on Abrahamic Traditions – Feb 26

Time: 26 Feb 2020 | 4:00-5:30p

Location: Rm 313 | Center for the Humanities | 432 E. Campus Mall

Charles L. Cohen, Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will guide us into a deeper understanding of the complex past and vibrant present of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Drawing from his new entry for Oxford University Press’s celebrated Very Short Introduction series, Cohen will explore the long and braided histories of these traditions, from the emergence of Christianity and Islam, to the violence of the Crusades and the cultural exchanges of medieval Iberia, to movements of reform that have captured each.

Dr. Charles L. Cohen is E. Gordon Fox Professor of American Institutions, Emeritus, at the University of Wisconsin—Madison, where he taught for 34 years. He also served as the founding director of the Lubar Institute for the Study of the Abrahamic Religions that preceded the CRGC. His award-winning scholarship has included work on Puritanism, Mormonism, and various aspects of interreligious relationships. He sits on the Religious Practices Advisory Committee, Department of Corrections, State of Wisconsin.