The Qur'an: Book or Voice?

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 7 p.m.

Daniel MadiganProfessor Daniel Madigan from Georgetown University will speak on the literary tradition surrounding the Qu'ran. One approach to the Qur'an is to treat it likely other books: a finished product with a fixed content. The Qur'an itself and Muslim tradition suggests to us that this is less to be understood as a closed book than a continuing conversation.

The Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys is a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities, conducted in cooperation with the American Library Association. Support was provided by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. Additional support for the arts and media components was provided by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.