Mohammed caricature from the 16th century

Ausstellungsplakat, Lieux saints partagés (Detail), © Manoël Pénicaud / Le Pictorium

Blasphemy at Petriplatz - a medieval Mohammed caricature and its way to the House of One. In the event series "What unites us, what divides us", the House of One invites you to a conversation about criticism of religion and fear of God.

 

 

House-of-One-Pavillon
Petriplatz
10178 Berlin
Germany

When the Ottoman armed forces besieged Vienna in 1529, Central Europe was frozen in fear and terror. The Turks were the "dangerous enemies" for the people of that time. These foreigners had to be fought with all their might. Fighting was not only with the sword, but also with words. The example of the Latin teacher Heinrich Knaust, who was rector of the Latin School on Petriplatz in Berlin in the 16th century, illustrates this very clearly. Knaust wrote one of the first German-language Mohamed biographies in which he drew a literary caricature of the Prophet.

The harsh utterances of the pedagogue Knaust sometimes seem surprisingly topical. Polemical, stereotypical or even blasphemous depictions of Mohammed in recent years have a similar sharpness - even beyond the infamous Mohammed cartoons of Danish draughtsmen.

We would like to invite you to a lecture followed by a discussion on criticism of religion and fear of God. What is criticism, what is abuses? Does God insult himself or does he need our defence?


The theologians Roland Stolte and Paul-Bernhard Elwert as well as Imam Osman Örs will discuss.
The evening will be moderated by the Jewish cantor Esther Hirsch.

 

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Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 2:15am

Nur Licht vertreibt Dunkelheit

Licht - das ist das Thema der diesjährigen Langen Nacht der Religionen, die dieses Jahr nur virtuell stattfindet. Das House of One beleuchtet das Thema aus drei religiösen Perspektiven.

Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 11:00am to Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 7:00pm

Religions constructing peace

Architecture exhibition in Berlin: A "House of Peace and Religions" is to be built in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic - a visionary project for a country torn apart by war. Students of the architecture faculties in Lomé/Togo and Weimar/Germany have devoted themselves to the complex and complicated topic. Their works will be shown for the first time publicly in a joint show in Berlin.

The exhibition is open daily from September 24 to October 5, 2020, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Parochialkirche
Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 3:45pm to Sunday, September 13, 2020 - 3:45pm

Open monument day

On the occasion of this year's Open Monument Day, the House of One, together with the archaeologist and excavation director Claudia Melisch, once again invites you to take part in archaeological tours on Saturday, September 12 and Sunday, September 13, 2020 on the historic Petriplatz, on whose grounds the House of One will be built.