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Abraham’s Discovery of God in Islamic and Jewish Narratives

06 September, 2017 19:51
Abraham’s Discovery of God in Islamic and Jewish Narratives

Lecture by Shari L. Lowin

Date: November 9, 2017 @ 7:00 pm

Venue:  Claxton Room, Elliott University Center, UNCG, 507 Stirling St, Greensboro, NC 27412, USA

Shari L. Lowin is Professor of Islamic and Jewish Studies in the Religious Studies Department at Stonehill College, where she also directs the Middle East Studies minor. Her research focuses on the interplay between early and classical Islamic exegetical narratives, most notably qiṣaṣ al-anbiyā’ (Stories of the Prophets) and the rabbinic midrash aggadah materials. She is the author of two books: The Making of a Forefather: Abraham in Islamic and Jewish Exegetical Narratives (Brill, 2006), and Arabic and Hebrew Love Poems in al-Andalus (London: Routledge, 2014). Lowin is also the editor of the Review of Qur’anic Research.

Professor Lowin will discuss the patriarch Abraham’s role in Jewish and Islamic scriptural interpretation.

Dr. Lowin’s talk is brought to you by the Jewish Studies Program in partnership with the Islamic Studies Research Network. Other co-sponsors include the Humanities Network and Consortium (HNAC), Religious Studies, Lloyd International Honors College and the Muslim Student Association, with support from the International Program Center Kohler Fund.

Source: Islamic Studies Research Network (ISRN)

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