Muslims and Christians in Dialogue at the Founding of Islam
Date/Time: Saturday, November 18, 2017 – 6:00 pm
Venue: Guiding Light Islamic Center, 6500 Six Mile Ln, Louisville, KY 40220
Dr. Bradley Bowman is Assistant Professor of History, Middle East and Islamic Studies at U of L. He received his Ph. D. from the University of Chicago in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and specializes in early Islamic history.
Dr. Gregory S. Hutcheson who has a Ph. D. from Harvard University, is Associate Professor of Spanish in the Department of Classical and Modern Languages at U of L. He has published widely on gender and sexuality in the multicultural context of medieval Iberia.
Drs. Bowman and Hutcheson will explore moments of negotiation and dialogue between Muslims and Christians at the time of Islam's founding and through the first century of its expansion. Contested is the notion that Islam and the West are enduringly and inescapably locked in a "clash of civilizations."
The Salaam Network is an interfaith group of educators, peacemakers, artists and supporters from a wide range of backgrounds. The Network is committed to building bridges of understanding and harmony from a knowledge-based foundation. The word salaam is an Arabic word that means peace, good will and wholeness and is often used in greetings.