Luncheon & Book Signing: Jesus in Islam

Event details

  • | October 9, 2015
  • 11:30 AM
  • First United Methodist Church 930 North Blvd Baton Rouge, LA 70802
  • (225) 715-9911

Dr. Zeki Saritoprak will speak on Jesus in Islam and sign his “Islam’s Jesus” book on October 9th, 2015.

Professor Saritoprak will examine the place of Jesus in the Qur’an and Hadith. He will present the topic of Jesus in Islam from an Islamic theological perspective including both classical and contemporary theologians’ views of Jesus. Dr. Saritoprak will highlight different Islamic theological approaches to Jesus’s descent and also will discuss 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 RelationsandThe 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 titledIslamic Spirituality: Theology and Practice for the Modern World.