A Short Course in Muslim Faith and ValuesOctober 15, 2012
A Short Course in Muslim Faith and Values
The Sixth Jean and Patrick Henry, Jr. Seminar
Thursday evenings, October 18, 25, and November 1, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Robert Hunt, Director of Global Theological Education, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University
Presented by: Stalcup School of Theology for the Laity, Brite Divinity School
Northway Christian Church, 7202 W. Northwest Hwy., Dallas, TX
In these three lectures we will discuss the history of Islam, with a particular focus on the Muslims in the modern world and the particular challenges posed by modernity to Islam. We will then look specifically at the key Muslim beliefs and practices, and their authoritative sources. Finally we will examine three important symbolic centers of the Islamic values: Muhammad, the Qur’an, and the Shari’a. Recommended Resource – Muslim Faith and Values: a Study Guide for Christians, available from Cokesbury Books.
Robert Hunt is an international scholar, having studied, taught, and ministered in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, and Vienna. Dr. Hunt is author of several books, including Islam in Southeast Asia, Muslim Faith and Values: What Every Christian Should Know, and The Gospel Among the Nations: A Documentary History of Inculturation. A native Texan, he majored in History at the University of Texas in Austin and completed a MTh at Perkins School of Theology (SMU). His PhD is from the University of Malaya.
Student registration is $5 for the three-week course. To register see Sandy Brandon in MOR 20.