Religion and the Quest to Contain Violence

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A Symposium on James Carroll’s Jerusalem, Jerusalem

March 14, 2011

James Carroll, a member of the Center's International Advisory Board, was joined by Asma Afsaruddin, Bernadette Brooten, Susannah Heschel, Kanan Makiya, Martin Marty, Chandler Rosenberger and S. Ilan Troen for a symposium on the nature of religious violence through history, celebrating the publication of Carroll’s Jerusalem, Jerusalem: How the Ancient City Ignited Our Modern World.

Presenters (click names for full bios)

Asma Afsaruddin, Indiana University

Bernadette Brooten, Brandeis University

James Carroll, Author

Susannah Heschel, Dartmouth College

Kanan Makiya, Brandeis University

Martin Marty, University of Chicago

Chandler Rosenberger, Brandeis University

S. Ilan Troen, Brandeis University

Schedule

3:00–6:00 p.m. Religion and Violence: Looking Back

  • James Carroll on deadly religious fervor ignited by literal and symbolic Jerusalem
  • Kanan Makiya on "dark ghosts" of early Jerusalem history
  • Martin Marty on the Crusades, Inquisition and "portability of hate"
  • Asma Afsaruddin on inclusivity/exclusivity in Islam
  • Susannah Heschel on sacred politics and geography

6:00–7:30 p.m. Break

7:30–9:00 p.m. Religion and Violence: Looking Forward

Panelists:

  • James Carroll
  • Asma Afsaruddin, Indiana University
  • Bernadette Brooten, Brandeis University
  • Susannah Heschel, Dartmouth College
  • Kanan Makiya, Brandeis University
  • Martin Marty, University of Chicago
  • Chandler Rosenberger, Brandeis University
  • S. Ilan Troen, Brandeis University

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Sponsored by the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life. Cosponsored by the Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry, with the cooperation of the Brandeis Interfaith Chaplaincy, the Mandel Center for the Humanities and the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies.