ICJS minicourses provide adult learners with an opportunity to delve into a subject in dialogue between two religions over a series of three weeks each. Choose from morning or afternoon sessions, as the same program repeats.
Instructors: Matthew D. Taylor, ICJS Protestant Scholar & Zeyneb Sayilgan, ICJS Muslim Scholar
From the seventh to the twenty-first century, Muslims and Christians have been dialoguing and debating about religious freedom, the role of religious law, and what it means to do the will of God. In this minicourse, participants will explore Christian–Muslim conversations and debates in history and the present, considering some of the following questions: What do Muslims make of the language of Christian freedom from the New Testament? How can Christians understand the idea of the Shariʿah (Islamic Law)? Why have these debates been a major source of Muslim–Christian mutual misinterpretation?