The Concept of Person and the Concept of Sexuality

Conference: “The Concept of Person, and the Concept of Sexuality, in Judaism, Christianity and Islam”

On February 13th till 15th the Chair of Oriental Philology and Islamic Studies of the Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nuremberg conducted a conference which dealt with the key concepts of “Person” and “Sexuality” in the three monotheistic religions Judaism, Christianity and Islam.


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

1.1 The Concept of Person in Judaism

Prof. Dr. Aryeh Botwinick
Political Science Department
Temple University

1.2 The Concept of Person in Christianity

Prof. Dr. Edward Alam 
Faculty of Humanities
Notre Dame University-Louaize, Beirut

1.3 The Concept of Person in Islam

Prof. Dr. Peter G. Riddell
Melbourne School of Theology/
SOAS University of London


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

2.1 The Concept of Sexuality in Judaism

Prof. Dr. Sarah Imhoff
Department of Religious Studies
Indiana University Bloomington

2.2 The Concept of Sexuality in Christianity

Prof. Dr. Heike Walz
Professor of Intercultural Theology,
Mission Studies and Religious Studies
Augustana Divinity School Neuendettelsau

2.3 The Concept of Sexuality in Islam

Prof. Dr. Patrick Franke
Department of Islamic Studies
University of Bamberg

3) Public Panel Discussion in German: “Sexualität, Tabuisierung, Persönlichkeitsentwicklung
aus interreligiöser Sicht”


Prof. Dr. Patrick Franke
University Bamberg

Prof. Dr. Reza Hajatpour
FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg

Prof. Dr. Manfred Pirner
FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg

Prof. Dr. Susanne Talabardon
University Bamberg


Moderator: Prof. Dr. Georges Tamer, FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg


See the program here