From Devoted Father to Arbitrary Lord: The Annunciation, Covenants, and Divine Intimacy from the Bible to the Qur’an

A talk by Jacob Imam

Join the St. Paul Center for a talk by Jacob Imam, Marshall Scholar at Oxford University, entitled "From Devoted Father to Arbitrary Lord: The Annunciation, Covenants, and Divine Intimacy from the Bible to the Qur'an."  The talk will be held in the Gentile Gallery on Thursday, April 12 at 7:00pm.

In this talk, Jacob will explore the very different understandings of God in Catholicism and Islam. This difference is rooted in two rival concepts of covenant that we find exemplified in our sacred writings.  He will show how the familial language of the Pentateuch and the New Testament is replaced by the language of arbitrary authority in the Qur’an.

Jacob Imam is a Marshall Scholar at Oxford University where he is studying for his Master's in Philosophy. Imam graduated from Baylor University withe a Bachelors degree in Classics and Historical Philosophy. He is a student of the Qur’an, and a recent convert from Islam to Catholicism.  Imam has done extensive research in classical studies and specifically in the Qur’an and Islam.  He is the President of the C.S. Lewis Society at Oxford University.  In addition to being a Marshall scholar; Imam was Rhodes scholar finalist, C.S. Lewis Junior Fellow, and a William Henry Crane Scholar at Baylor University.

Imam has given talks at conferences and universities including: The University of Navarra, The Catholic Liturgy Conference, and Bethlehem University (Palestinian Territories).

Don't miss this great opportunity to hear one of the emerging scholars on Islam and Qur'an.

 

Event Details

Date: Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Time: 7:00 pm–9:00 pm

Place: Gentile Gallery, JC Williams Center

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