Abraham's Sacrifice Told and Retold

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
at Christian Theological Seminary
Rm. 166, 1000 W. 42nd St, Indianapolis, IN 46208

Arts, Religion
Event Format:
Discussion, Panel, Performance, Q & A Session, Reading
Adults of all ages, Seniors, Young adults (18-30)
Mary Ann Fadae, Holly Hearon, Carolyn Higginbotham, Sandy Sasso, Marti J Steussy

Event Description:

The story of Abraham’s near-sacrifice of his son is a troubling tale. Discover how re-imaging the story through different religious traditions can enlarge the story, evoke fresh insights, and provoke interfaith dialogue. Hear the biblical text retold in English/Hebrew, the Quranic version in English/Arabic, and a fresh re-telling in the voice of Abraham’s wife, Sarah. This dynamic presentation will feature Dr. Marti Steussy, Hebrew Bible professor and storyteller; Dr. Mary Ann Fadae, lecturer on Islam; and Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, rabbi and storyteller. A panel discussion will follow featuring all three storytellers and CTS Bible faculty members Dr. Holly Hearon and Dr. Carolyn Higginbotham. Free. Presented by Christian Theological Seminary, Congregation Beth-El Zedeck, and Network of Biblical Storytellers. Questions? Call 317-931-4224 or e-mail