Thursday, October 15, 2015

UIS Speaker Series examines how Islam challenges Christian beliefs

WHAT: The University of Illinois Springfield Engaged Citizenship Common Experience (ECCE) Speaker Series will explore Muslim-Christian differences in today’s society in “Islam, the Catholic Church, and the Future of the World,” with Notre Dame Professor Gabriel Said Reynolds

WHEN: Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: UIS Brookens Auditorium, located on the lower level of Brookens Library

DETAILS: This lecture will examine how Islam challenges Christian beliefs, reflect on how the Catholic Church has responded to these challenges through the centuries, and propose ways in which the Church and society might face the newest challenges of Muslim-Christian relations.

Gabriel Said Reynolds is a professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame. He has authored The Qur’an and Its Biblical Subtext and The Emergence of Islam, as well as three volumes on the Qur’an and Christian-Muslim encounters. He has researched and lectured throughout the Middle East and United States.

This speaker series is co-sponsored by the University of Notre Dame Hesburgh Lecture Series and Notre Dame Club of Central Illinois.

For a list of other upcoming ECCE Speaker Series events and more information, visit All events are free and open to the public.

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