New understanding of the Qur’an to be focus of conference

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Shedding new light on ways of interpreting and understanding the Quran – which for centuries has been subject to misunderstanding by both the Western and Islamic worlds – will be the focus of an international conference April 2 to 4 (Saturday to Monday) at the University of Notre Dame.

TitledTowards a New Reading of the Quran,the conference includes a panel of international scholars who will debate new theories for understanding the Quran, including a discussion of the well-known Luxenberg theory.

Sponsored by the Notre Dames Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, Department of Theology, Medieval Institute and theGraduateSchool, the conference is free and open to the public. All lectures and panels will take place in McKenna Hall.

A complete list of speakers and the conference schedule are available at www.nd.edu/~greynol2/theo333/conference.htm .

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