Professor Saritoprak will examine the place of Jesus in the Qur’an and Hadith. He will present the topic of Jesus in Islam from an Islamic theological perspective including both classical and contemporary theologians’ views of Jesus. Like Christians, Muslims, in general, also believe in the second coming of Jesus, known in Islam as the descent of Jesus. Dr. Saritoprak will highlight different Islamic theological approaches to Jesus’s descent. Finally, Dr. Saritoprak will discuss the important role Jesus can play in interfaith dialogue.
Zeki Saritoprak, Ph.D., is Professor and the Bediüzzaman Said 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). He is currently preparing a book on Islamic spirituality tentatively titled Islamic Spirituality: Theology and Practice for the Modern World.
Organised by: Pearl Institute (Formerly knowns as Anatolia Cultural & Dialogue Centre) and Islamic Studies Initiative, Research Institute for the Humanities, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (香港中文大學人文學科研究所伊斯蘭研究計畫)
Venue: Arts and Humanities Hub (G24), Fung King Hey Building, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Date: 13 May, 2015 – Wednesday
Time: 16.30 – 18.00
* There will be Book Signing after the conference. (Books are limited)
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* This is a free event