March 5, 2015
Presenter: Natana J. DeLong-Bas

This presentation covers major themes in Islam, including the role of the Qur'an and the Prophet Muhammad, the 5 Pillars, and common beliefs and scriptural ties between Islam and Christianity. Specific attention is given to the status of Jesus and where Muslims and Christians agree and disagree.  We also address issues of contemporary concern, including the status of women, Islamic law, jihad—what it is and isn't—and interfaith dialogue and relations. 

Sponsored by the School of Theology and Ministry

Natana J. DeLong-Bas is editor-in-chief, The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Women, and Boston College associate professor of the practice of theology.  She is the author of Islam: A Living Faith (Anselm Academic, 2018).