Maimonides and Aquinas: Forging Intellectual Bonds: Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Encounters in the Middle Ages

When and Where

Tuesday, May 07, 2024 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Room 100
Jackman Humanities Building
170 St. George Street, Toronto, ON M5R 2M8


Alan Verskin (Professor and Samuel J. Zacks Chair of Jewish History, U of T)


It is widely known that shared veneration of Greco-Roman texts led medieval Jews, Christians, and Muslims to read one another's books. What, however, do we know about the actual, flesh and blood meetings of such scholars? How would intellectual respect translate into interpersonal relations? This lecture attempts to shed insight on that question by looking at several concrete examples of interfaith meetings between Jews, Christians, and Muslims.  

Maimonides and Aquinas

A reception will follow in the Jackman Humanities Building. For further information, contact Institute Secretary Jonathan Clemens at There will be seminars with invited scholars happening around the public lecture which will be recorded and posted. 




170 St. George Street, Toronto, ON M5R 2M8