Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys Pathways of Faith book discussion series

Kimbel Library and the Department of Philosophy and Religion are hosting a book discussion series titled Muslim Journeys Pathways of Faith as part of the NEH Bridging Cultures project. The purpose of the program is to “familiarize public audiences in the United States with the people, places, history, faith and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world.”

The discussions will be led by scholars from Coastal Carolina University and will provide an opportunity for individuals to discuss the books and readings. The following is a schedule for the book discussions:

September 17
The Children of Abraham: Judaism, Christianity, Islam by F.E. Peters. Rabbi Deborah Slavitt, Teaching Associate, Philosophy and Religious Studies, will provide a brief overview of the book and points for discussion.

October 1
Muhammad: A Very Short Introduction by Jonathan A. C. Brown with a discussion led by Dr. Jeffry Halverson, Assistant Professor, Philosophy and Religious Studies.

October 15
The Story of Qur’an: Its History and Place in Muslim Life by Ingrid Mattson with a lecture by Dr. Jeffry Halverson, Assistant Professor, Philosophy and Religious Studies.

November 5
The Art of Hajj by Venetia Porter. Scholar to be announced.

November 19
Rumi: Poet and Mystic translated by Reynold A. Nicholson with a lecture and discussion by Sara Sanders, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, English.

All discussions will be held in the Lackey Chapel at 4:30 pm.

The library has a limited number of books available for those who register for the series. Contact Dr. Barbara Burd, Dean of Library Services, at bburd@coastal.edu, 843.349.2401 or Allison Hosier at ahosier@coastal.edu, 843.349.2401 to register or for more information.

Presented by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association. For more information, visit http://bridgingcultures.neh.gov/muslimjourneys/

An essay and additional readings on the Pathways of Faith theme can be found at http://bridgingcultures.neh.gov/muslimjourneys/collections/show/3

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