The Concept of Good and the Concept of Evil

From February 12th– 14th 2020 the Chair for Oriental Philology and Islamic Studies at the FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg conducted the Conference “The Concept of Goodand the Concept of Evil in Judaism, Christianity and Islam”. The conference was supported by the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD).

1) The Concept of Good in Judaism, Christianity and Islam

1.1 The Concept of Good in Judaism

Rabbi Daniel Z. Feldman
Rosh Yeshiva at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan
Theological Seminary
Yeshiva University


1.2 The Concept of Good in Christianity

Prof. Dr. Dr. Andreas Koritensky
Professor of Systematic Philosophy
University of Paderborn


1.3 The Concept of Good in Islam

Prof. Dr. Karim Douglas Crow
Scholar-Coordinator on Islamic Thought and Muslim
Council for Research in Values and Philosophy


2) The Concept of Evil in Judaism, Christianity and Islam

2.1 The Concept of Evil in Judaism

Prof. Dr. Lenn E. Goodman
Professor of Philosophy
Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities
Vanderbilt University


2.2 The Concept of Evil in Christianity

Prof. Dr. Bruce A. Little
Professor of Philosophy
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary


2.3 Dr. Nasrin Rouzati

Religious Studies Department
Manhattan College


3) Podiumsdiskussion: Erlanger interreligiöse Gespräche 1 – Gut und Böse in Religion und Philosophie (German)



Dr. habil. Adrian La Salvia
Leiter der Stadtbibliothek Erlangen


PD Dr. Dagmar Kiesel
Institut für Philosophie
FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg

Dr. Farid Suleiman
Department Islamisch-Religiöse Studien
FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg

Prof. Dr. Susanne Talabardon
Lehrstuhl für Judaistik
Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg


Prof. Dr. Christoph Böttigheimer
Lehrstuhl für Fundamentaltheologie
Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt