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Speaker Series :: Jesus in Islam

Raleigh : 10-25-2015

Dr Zeki Saritoprak spoke on Jesus in Islam at IITS on October 25, 2015.

Professor Saritoprak examined the place of Jesus in the Qur’an and Hadith. He presented the topic of Jesus in Islam from an Islamic theological perspective including both classical and contemporary theologians’ views of Jesus. Dr. Saritoprak highlighted different Islamic theological approaches to Jesus’s descent. Dr. Saritoprak also discussed the important role Jesus could play in interfaith dialogue.

Zeki Saritoprak, Ph.D., is Professor and the Bediüzzaman Nursi Chair in Islamic Studies at John Carroll University. He holds a Ph.D. in Islamic Theology from the University of Marmara in Turkey. Professor Saritoprak is the author of Islam’s Jesus (University Press of Florida, 2014) and over thirty academic articles and encyclopedia entries on topics in Islam. He has served as guest editor for issues of the journals Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations andThe Muslim World. He is editor and co-translator of Fundamentals of Rumi’s Thought: A Mevlevi Sufi Perspective (in English; New Jersey: The Light, 2004) and the editor of a critical edition of al-Sarakhsi’s Sifat Ashrat al-Sa’a (in Arabic; Cairo, 1993). His He is currently preparing a book on Islamic spirituality tentatively titled Islamic Spirituality: Theology and Practice for the Modern World.


What: Jesus in Islam
Who: Zeki Saritoprak, Ph.D
When: Sunday October 25th, 2015 3:00pm
Where: IITS - 1391 SE Maynard Road, Cary, NC


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