Deirdre Good Joins Interfaith Presentation on Sacred Texts


Deirdre Good, Professor of New Testament, will join a rabbi and a Muslim scholar on Sunday, May 20, at the Congregation of Saint Saviour of The Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City in teaching a course on The Uses and Abuses of Sacred Texts: The Hebrew Bible, The New Testament and The Qu'ran. What do these sacred texts really say about contemporary issues? When public figures justify their opinions and biases by quoting from one of these holy books, are these proof texts legitimate? Can these quotes, taken out of context, be valid as proofs of "higher values"? Together, Prof. Good, Rabbi Leonard Schoolman and Dr. Hussein Rashid will invite participants to study frequently quoted texts and see what they really mean. The registration fee of $20 includes lunch beginning at 12:45 pm, with the course running from 1:15 pm to 3:15 pm. To learn more, visit the congregation's website.