Approaching Jesus in the Qur'an: Christian and Muslim Perspectives
November 14, 2016
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Healey Family Student Center
The position of Jesus in the Qur’an is among the most contentious areas in Muslim-Christian dialogue. Many Christian scholars think that the verses on Jesus in the Qur'an are not acceptable and show that the Qur'an cannot be the word of God. Many Muslim scholars think that Christian adoration of Jesus is idolatrous. In this discussion, scholars Mouhanad Khorchide and Klaus von Stosch, part of a research project on the subject sponsored by the DFG (German Research Association), argued that a close reading of the verses of the Qur'an in their historical setting can help Christians and Muslims appreciate each others’ positions. Tamara Sonn moderated the event.
This event was co-sponsored by the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, the Department of Theology, and the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding.