Dr Zeki Saritoprak spoke on Jesus in Islam at Georgetown University on October 30, 2014.

Professor Saritoprak examined the place of Jesus in the Qur’an and Hadith. He presented the topic of Jesus in Islam from an Islamic theological perspective including both classical and contemporary theologians’ views of Jesus. Dr. Saritoprak highlighted different Islamic theological approaches to Jesus’s descent. Dr. Saritoprak also discussed the important role Jesus could play in interfaith dialogue.

Date: 9:15 AM – 10:45 AM October 30, 2014

Venue: Bunn Intercultural Center (ICC) Building Room 270, ACMCU, Georgetown University

This event is co-organized with the ACMCU at Georgetown University

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 Relations and the 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 titled Islamic Spirituality: Theology and Practice for the Modern World.

Voll_Photo_2The talk was moderated by John Voll, Professor Emeritus of Islamic History and past Associate Director of the Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. He received his Ph.D. degree from Harvard and taught Middle Eastern and world history for thirty years at the University of New Hampshire before moving to Georgetown University. He is the author of Islam: Continuity and Change in the Modern World, co-editor of Asian Islam in the 21st Century, and author, co-author, or editor of ten other books as well as numerous articles. He has lived in Sudan, Egypt, Lebanon, and Israel and done research on Islamic movements in sub-Saharan Africa and east and southeast Asia as well as in the Middle East.