Bernard Heller, pioneer of Judaeo-Islamic relations

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Abstract

Bernard Heller has been one of the most outstanding Jewish scholars of Hungary. As a disciple of the Ignaz Goldziher, but with even more knowledge of Jewish studies, Heller's contribution to folklore and comparative religions remains unsurpassed. As an homage to Jósef Szécsi, who tirelessly has worked for improving Jewish-Christian relations in Hungary, where anti-Semitism is still rampant, This article discusses Heller's view of the interdependency of midrash and Islamic stories, as one of the rare occasions that he was wrong.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOriental Studies and Interfaith Dialogue: Studies in Honor of József Szécsi
Subtitle of host publicationKeleti Tanulmányok és Vallásközi Párbeszéd Írások Szécsi József Tiszteletére
Place of PublicationBoedapest
PublisherL´Harmattan
Pages679-688
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9789634144892
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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Poorthuis, M. (2019). Bernard Heller, pioneer of Judaeo-Islamic relations. In Oriental Studies and Interfaith Dialogue: Studies in Honor of József Szécsi: Keleti Tanulmányok és Vallásközi Párbeszéd Írások Szécsi József Tiszteletére (pp. 679-688). L´Harmattan.