Harvard Divinity School

2018 Sep 26

The Comparative Study of the Abrahamic Religions: Heuristic Gains and Cognitive Pitfalls

Location: 

Sperry Room, Andover Hall, 45 Francis Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
6:30pm to 8:00pm

The Center for the Study of World Religions, John Paul II Center for Interreligious Dialogue, Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies present a lecture by

Guy Stroumsa

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Oxford University

Response by Jon Levenson, Harvard Divinity School
Opening Remarks by Charles Stang, Harvard Divinity School, and Adam Afterman, Tel-Aviv University

How is the comparative scholarship on Judaism, Christianity, and Islam possible? What are its presuppositions, and what does it entail? How can the history of religions help interfaith understanding? These are some of the questions this lecture will address.... Read more about The Comparative Study of the Abrahamic Religions: Heuristic Gains and Cognitive Pitfalls

2018 Sep 17

Piety and Patienthood in Medieval Islam: a book talk by Professor Ahmed Ragab

Location: 

CGIS South, Room 030, 1730 Cambidge Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Professor Ahmed Ragab will discuss his new book, Piety and Patienthood in Medieval Islam

Co-sponsors: The Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program, Science, Religion, and Culture Program at Harvard Divinity School, and Mahindra Humanities Center's seminar on Science, Religion, and Culture

Reception to follow

Free and open to the public... Read more about Piety and Patienthood in Medieval Islam: a book talk by Professor Ahmed Ragab

2018 Apr 13

Being Muslim Today: Building Bridges in an Age of Uncertainty

Location: 

CGIS South, S030
3:00pm to 5:00pm

Ambassador Akbar Ahmed is the Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University in Washington, D.C. and the former Pakistani high commissioner to the United Kingdom and Ireland. He has been called “the world’s leading authority on contemporary Islam” by the BBC. Ahmed has authored more than a dozen award-winning books and has produced a number of noteworthy films. His most recent book, Journey into Europe: Islam, Immigration, and Identity (2018), completes an unprecedented quartet of studies examining relations between the West and the...

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