The Summers Lectures, presented annually, are endowed by a gift from the Reverend Lemuel C. Summers and by the Reiff-Lewis Endowment Fund.
"Biblical Characters in the Qur'an"
Thursday, April 4, 11:30am, Gertrude C Ford Academic Complex Room 215
The Qur'an contains many references to biblical characters and stories, but they are never identical to their counterparts in the Bible. Rather, these traditions are typically presented in a way that reflects the message and teaching of Islam's sacred text.
Through an analysis of a selection of biblical traditions in the Qur'an, this lecture considers the historical, theological, and interfaith implications of this phenomenon.
John Kaltner, of Rhodes College, Virginia Ballou McGehee Professor of Muslim-Christian Relations, teaches courses in the Bible, Islam, and Arabic, and often receives invitations from Memphis congregations to speak on the issue of interfaith dialogue among Jews, Christians, and Muslims.
He also is coauthor of What Do Our Neighbors Believe? Questions and Answers on Judaism, Christianity and Islam (2007), his seventh book.
For more information, please contact Dr. James E. Bowley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 601-974-1328.
Summers Lecture is sponsored by the Millsaps College Department of Religious Studies.