This course examines Islamic perspectives on religious diversity, other religious and non-religious traditions, and interreligious engagement. It involves exploration of primary Islamic sources (including the Qur’an and Hadith) and traditional and contemporary interpretations drawn from exegetical, legal, polemical, and theological discourses. Emphasis is placed on theological, exegetical, and contextual assumptions; interpretative methodologies; and on the relevance of the Islam-specific conversation to broader discussions of religious diversity and interreligious engagement.
Notes: Relevant to students interested in Islam, theologies of religion, and/or interreligious engagement. Identical to IE 320.
- Professor: Jerusha Rhodes