Lecture to Explore Abraham as Icon for Pluralism
Duke University Professor Bruce Lawrence will present “Abraham as Islamic Prophet and Icon for Pluralism” on Monday, Feb. 11, 2008 at 7 p.m. in Jones Chapel.
Lawrence is the Nancy and Jeffrey Marcus Humanities Professor of Religion and Director of the Duke Islamic Studies Center at Duke University. He earned his PhD. from Yale University in the History of Religions: Islam and Hinduism. His research ranges from institutional Islam to Indo-Persian Sufism and also encompasses the comparative study of religious movements. His recent books have included “On Violence - A Reader” (with Aisha Karim); “Messages to the World, The Statements of Osama Bin Laden”; “The Quran, A Biography”; and, with his spouse, Miriam Cooke, “Muslim Networks from Hajj to Hip Hop.”
The lecture is presented in conjunction with the “Families of Abraham” art exhibition that opened February 3 in Meredith’s Frankie G. Weems Art Gallery. The lecture is funded by the Meredith Center for Women, Ethics and Public Life with the support of the Broder-Wallace Western, Middle Eastern and Asian History Lectureship Endowment Fund.
For more information on the Bruce Lawrence lecture, contact Meredith’s Department of Religion and Philosophy at (919) 760-2361.
Date Submitted: 2008-02-04