Event Title

New Frontiers: Some Suras: A biblical scholar reflects on the Qur'an

Presenter Information

David Penchansky

Start Date

24-2-2015 7:00 PM

End Date

24-2-2015 8:30 PM

Location

Owens Science Center Room 150

Description

What does the Qur’an offer to a non-Muslim, Western audience?  As many in the United States have become more aware of the billion Muslims who share our planet, they wonder about this book.  After almost three decades teaching and researching the Hebrew Bible, Penchansky turns his attention to Islam’s sacred text.  Using methodology he developed to interpret the Bible, he examines four Qur’anic narratives which challenge the Western stereotypes about the Qur’an.  He finds compelling stories carefully nuanced and rhetorically powerful.  He suggests a way that those non-familiar with the Qu’ran can begin to understand and appreciate the text.

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New Frontiers: Some Suras: A biblical scholar reflects on the Qur'an

Owens Science Center Room 150

What does the Qur’an offer to a non-Muslim, Western audience?  As many in the United States have become more aware of the billion Muslims who share our planet, they wonder about this book.  After almost three decades teaching and researching the Hebrew Bible, Penchansky turns his attention to Islam’s sacred text.  Using methodology he developed to interpret the Bible, he examines four Qur’anic narratives which challenge the Western stereotypes about the Qur’an.  He finds compelling stories carefully nuanced and rhetorically powerful.  He suggests a way that those non-familiar with the Qu’ran can begin to understand and appreciate the text.