Interfaith Immaculate: Mary in the Bible and the Quran Thursday
Professor Fatih Harpci, assistant professor of religion, will explore the position of Mary (Maryam), the mother of Jesus in the Bible and the Quran during the upcoming Hannibal Lecture at 4:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14 in the Niemann Media Theatre.
Being the personal and unique bearer of the Word of God in Christianity and Islam, Mary holds a unique place of reverence in these two monotheistic religious traditions. The Virgin Mary has functioned as a bridge between Christianity and Islam. The given representation of Mary in both scriptures indicates possible influences of one tradition’s heritage upon that of the other. In the misunderstandings and stereotypes that affect our society today, Mary’s distinctive personality and pious life might help us understand one another better.
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