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Jesus in the Qur’an: An Entry Point for Interfaith Dialogue
November 18, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
This event is brought to you by the department of Lifelong Learning at Virginia Theological Seminary
This class will meet online on four consecutive Thursday evenings (Oct 28 – Nov 18). from 7 – 8:30 p.m. eastern.
Jesus plays a central role in the Islamic tradition and offers a rich entry point into Christian-Muslim dialogue. Zeyneb Sayilgan, Ph.D., will lead this study of the person and mission of Jesus as presented in Muslim sacred scripture – the Qur’an. Students will assess the Qur’an’s significance for Muslim faith and practice, examine Qur’anic passages related to Jesus, and reflect on the role and importance of Mary, Jesus’ mother as outlined in the Qur’an. Along the way, students will analyze how Muslim Qur’an commentators have interpreted the Qur’anic content related to Jesus and Mary while discussing useful and interesting ways to engage in interreligious dialogue today.