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COLLECTIONVideos
TITLEThe Bahá'í Reception of the Qur'an
AUTHOR 1Todd Lawson
DATE_THIS2016-03-10
ABSTRACTQuranic themes inform much of the Bahá'í proclamation. One theme is unity: there is one god, one humanity, and one religion. Another is the importance of Revelation through God's recurring messengers, and Apocalypse as but the dawn of a new message.
NOTES Presented at the "Communities of the Qur'an: Modern and Classical Interpretations of Islamic Scripture" conference (March 10-11 2016), Rice University, Houston.
TAGS- Interfaith dialogue; Apocalypse; Islam; Quran; Unity; Violence
 
CONTENT
About the Conference: The Communities of the Qur’an conference brought together eminent scholars and practitioners of various Islamic traditions to discuss and deliberate each traditions' respective interpretations of Qur'anic verses. It comes in the wake of increased sectarian violence in the Middle East, renewed military intervention in the region and a rise in Islamophobia. This conference-–the first of its kind-– placed rich, diverse and at times opposing interpretations of the Qur’an, in direct conversation with one another. (Description taken from youtube.)

Online at youtube.com/watch?v=5Hd0fWhmf1s
VIEWS5205 views since 2016-07-07 (last edit 2016-07-07 21:27 UTC)
PERMISSIONpublic domain
LANG THISEnglish
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