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Seminars Fall 2023

Approaches to Muslim & Christian Studies

  • Oct 17th - Dr Ida Glaser (CMCS Houston); 'Empires, prophets, and interfaith relationships: reading Daniel 1-6 in Islamic context.' 


  • Oct 24th - Dr David Cook (Rice University); 'Glimpses of Christian-Muslim relations from Ibn Asakir's (1105-c.1176 CE) History of Damascus'

  • Nov 2nd - Dr Sam Ross (Texas Christian University); ''Those Who Believe in What Was Revealed Before” (Q2:4): A History of Muslim Exegetical Engagement with the Biblical Text'

  • Nov 7th - Dr Philip Jenkins (Baylor University); 'Climate change and the shaping of Christianity and Islam'

  • Nov 14th - Dr Motaz Al-Thaher (CMCS Houston); 'Law and ethics:   the relevance of the reformation of maqasid (higher objectives of jurisprudence) for Muslim-Christian relations'    


Seminars will be held from 7pm-8:30pm, and refreshments will be served from 6:30pm. 

Venue:  Rice University Bioscience Research Collaborative, 6500 Main Street, Houston, TX 77030

Oct 17th - room 106.  Other dates - room 1003.

(Parking available below the building, $8)

*Seminars will also be livestreamed.

Please Register for the Seminar Series


Thank you for registering. We are looking forward to seeing you!

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