What the Qur'an Meant: And Why It Matters

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What the Qur'an Meant: And Why It Matters

Time: October 3, 2017 from 8am to 9:15am
Location: Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, New York and live webcast
Street: 170 E. 64th Street
City/Town: New York
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Event Type: politics, islam, koran, qur'an, garry wills
Organized By: Carnegie Council
Latest Activity: Sep 15, 2017

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We are constantly fed false information about Islam—claims that it is a religion of violence and that its sacred book is meant to inspire terrorists. There is no way to assess these claims unless we have at least some knowledge of the Qur’an.

How do the contents of the Qur’an compare to other sacred books? How has the text inspired difficulties of interpretation by the West and beyond?

Garry Wills is an emeritus professor of history at Northwestern University and a Pulitzer-Prize winning historian. He is has written nearly 40 books, including The New York Times bestseller, Head and Heart: American Christianities.

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A number of student tickets are available. For more information, please contact events@cceia.org 

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