The Patriarch and the
Events in Jerusalem A.D. 638, when
Patriarch Sophronius met Caliph ‘Omar.
Dr. Geries Khoury
Public lecture at the Swedish Christian Study
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.
lecture will be in English.
Khoury is the founder and Director of the al-Liqa Centre for
Religious and Heritage Studies in the Holy Land.