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The Patriarch and the Caliph

Events in Jerusalem A.D. 638, when Patriarch Sophronius met Caliph ‘Omar.

Dr. Geries Khoury

Public lecture at the Swedish Christian Study Centre

Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem.

Thursday 28th of May, 2015

at 6.00 p.m.

In his new book – The Book of Evidence on Confirming Faith (Kitab al-Burhan Fi Tathbeet al-Iman. Emerizian press, Jerusalem 2015) – Dr. Geries Khoury revisits the events when Caliph ‘Omar conquered Jerusalem during the rule of Patriarch Sophronius in the year 638. He presents a new reading and a contemporary analysis of the Caliph ‘Omar’s Covenant indicating the considerations which were given in it, and still in our present days, about, among other things, declaring persons as infidels.

This lecture will be in English.

Dr. Geries Khoury is the founder and Director of the al-Liqa Centre for Religious and Heritage Studies in the Holy Land.

All are welcome!