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A Great Summer for Three Testament Activities

August 28, 2014
What a summer for Three Testaments! An European launch of the paperback at Oxford, Coexist partners launching the Companion at Cambridge, and a reading of the 3T play in Ireland in anticipation of its use at Trinity College in Dublin and St. Patrick’s College in Drumcondra. While in the UK I also worked on preliminaries for the next book with part of our team at the British Museum and the British Library researching Four Testaments: Tao te Ching, Analects, Dhammapada, Bhagavad Gita.

Many of my blog recipients will be putting Three Testaments: Torah, Gospel and Quran on reading lists for the fall and some are obviously using the Three Testaments Companion to structure their own courses introducing the three Abrahamic scriptures. Right now we are trying to decide if current discoveries are far enough advanced to give Four Testaments the subtitle, The Dead Zee Scrolls, to recognize the emerging link between Western monotheistic and Eastern monistic scriptures.

Meanwhile, “the play’s the thing” in this blog for the next few months. So what does Three Testaments: Shalom, Peace, Salam offer for the fall semester at your college? You can see some scenes at no cost by clicking , or even download the play for $7.99, a modest investment if you are teaching an interfaith course or an introduction to Abrahamic scriptures, or even if you just want to read the play. There is front matter, ten scenes and back matter which lends itself to “cold readings” of the entire script by students over twelve class sessions. Class members are thus engaged for fifteen minutes at the beginning of each session, followed by discussion and your “professorial” input.

“Happy New Semester” to professors and students on this blog list!
Posted by: Brian Arthur Brown