In June, the Comparative Religions class finishes a 12-lecture series from Great Courses entitled Introduction to the Qur'an, taught by Professor Martyn Oliver of American University. We meet weekly on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. for a half hour lecture and a half hour discussion. The focus is to study the history of the text, from the cultural milieu into which Muhammad was born through contemporary Islamic practice today, and trace how and why the Qur’an has been interpreted over the course of 1,400 years. The major themes, figures, tropes, and literary characteristics of the text can be examined, and the traditions and sources of authority used to interpret the text can be outlined.
Bethesda Friends Meeting
Mailing Address:P.O. Box 30152, Bethesda MD 20824
Our Meetinghouse is on the campus of the Sidwell Friends Lower School at the intersection of Edgemoor Lane and Beverly Road in Bethesda, Maryland
We are a member organization of the Religious Society of Friends
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