Edward Kessler

 

Edward Kessler

Edward Kessler

Edward Kessler is a leading thinker in interfaith relations, primarily contemporary Judaism, Jewish-Christian and Jewish-Muslim Relations. He is Founder and Executive Director of the Woolf Institute and Fellow of St Edmund’s College, Cambridge. He completed his PhD at Cambridge where he teaches a post-graduate course on ‘Scripture’ and undergraduate courses on ‘Jews and Jewish Perceptions of the Other’ as well as ‘Judaism, Christian and Islam in Encounter’. Among his publications are Bound by the Bible: Jews, Christians and the Sacrifice of Isaac, (Cambridge University Press, 2004) which is a study of the interaction between Jewish and Christian biblical commentators in the first 6 centuries, A Dictionary of Jewish-Christian Relations (Cambridge University Press, 2005) which is a critical reference work in the study of Jewish-Christian Relations. In 2006 What do Jews Believe? was published by Granta Publications and has been translated into 6 languages. In 2010, Cambridge University Press published An Introduction to Jewish-Christian Relations. In 2006, Kessler was awarded the Sternberg Interfaith Award in recognition of outstanding services in furthering relations between faiths and in 2007 The Times Higher Education Supplement described him as “probably the most prolific interfaith figure in British academia”.

 

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