Neue Vortragsreihe: Göttinger Orientsymposium (GOS)

Mittwoch, 5. November 2008, 18.15-19.45 Uhr.
Ort: Seminarraum im Historischen Gebäude der SUB im Papendiek 14, 1.OG

Professor Dr. Todd Lawson, University of Toronto, Canada

"The Crucifixion and the Qur'an"

The problem of how Islam understands the crucifixion of Jesus is nearly as old as Islam itself. It is generally assumed that Islam denies the historicity of the death of Christ on the cross. In this lecture we will demonstrate the problematic nature of this assertion by discussing the history of the exegesis of the only verse that entions this event together with a semantic analysis of the quranic verse itself. Other Islamic sources that affirm the crucifixion of Jesus will also be analysed.

Zum Thema:
Lawson, Todd: The Crucifixion and the Qur'an: A Study in the History of Muslim Thought. Oxford : Oneworld Publications, forthcoming January 2009.

Ankündigung des Vortrags (PDF)