1. The Writings of Abraham




A theological path to peace among the three Abrahamic faiths is only possible if clerics and scholars within Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are able to explore the powerful writings of their common patriarch — the prophet Abraham. Howard Barry Schatz has spent a lifetime deciphering and authenticating the Sefer Yetzirah (Book of Creation), the only writings attributed to Abraham by many within the Chasidic rabbinic community. Within that community many believe this text to be the seminal writings on monotheism and Kabbalah. The academic world has largely ignored this text primarily because no one has ever been able to link it directly to the Hebrew Bible — until now! This course will introduce you to exactly how Biblical allegory is tightly coupled to Abraham’s lost Kabbalistic mathematics.