The University of Nottingham
Department of Theology and Religious Studies

What can the Qurʾān, the Holy Scripture of Islam, teach us about Judaism and Christianity? How does knowledge about Judaism and Christianity help us to understand the Qurʾān better? This lecture series seeks to make academic research in Islamic Studies accessible to the broader public.
The speakers integrate literary and historical approaches in order to illustrate the intricate relationship between Jews, Christians, and Muslims. A better understanding of the past may in turn help us to reconsider the present in a more nuanced way, and to formulate answers to the challenges faced by the Muslim communities in the Western World and beyond. The talks will be followed by a response and a discussion. Attendance is free and open to the public, but registration is required (Register to attend Lecture 1).

Lecture 1

Saturday 17 September, 1-6pm,
Room A1, Highfield House, University Park
Welcome
Dr Holger Zellentin, The University of Nottingham
Asam Latif, Karimia Institute and The University of Nottingham
How to Study the Qurʾān – ‘Traditional’ and ‘Academic’ Approaches

Speakers
Prof Islam Dayeh, Free University, Berlin
Prof Mehdi Azaiez, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Response
Dr Marianna Klar, School of Oriental and African Studies
The Qurʾān and the Bible

Speakers
Prof Angelika Neuwirth, Free University, Berlin
Prof Gabriel Said Reynolds, Notre Dame University
Response
Dr Omar Ali-de-Unzaga, The Ismaili Institute

Website: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/theology/news-events/quran-lectures-2016.aspx