Akeda Conference

Event Details


Date: April 12 - April 14, 2010

Times: See the conferenc schedule at www.augie.edu/religion

Location: Humanities Building, Augustana College campus

Ticket Info: Register at www.augie.edu/religion

SIOUX FALLS, SD - On April 13-15, nationally-known scholars representing Jewish, Muslim, and Christian points of view will discuss the Old Testament story of Abraham and the sacrificial offering of his son, Isaac. The narrative from Genesis 22 is also known as the Akeda.

The conference will be held in Kresge Recital Hall, which is located in the Humanities Center on the Augustana campus. Registration and details are available on line at www.augie.edu/religion.

Featured presenters include Dr. Gary Anderson, Professor of Old Testament/Hebrew Bible, Department of Theology, Notre Dame University; Dr. Danna Nolan Fewell, Professor of Hebrew Bible, Drew Theological School and the Casperson School of Graduate Studies, Madison, NJ; Dr. Terence Fretheim, Elva B. Lovell Professor of Old Testament, Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota; Dr. Jon D. Levenson, Albert A. List Professor of Jewish Studies, Harvard Divinty School; and Dr. Walid Saleh, Associate Professor, Department and Centre for the Study of Religion, University of Toronto.

Emily Lodine and Russell Svenningsen, accompanied by Debra Reid, will perform "Abraham and Isaac," a short cantata by Benjamin Britten, at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 13.

(Image by Marc Chagall, "The Binding")


Dr. Murray Haar
Professor of Religion and Jewish Studies
Department Chair
murray.haar@augie.edu