Thu Mar 30, 2017, 1:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Location: McKenna Hall, Room 100-104
Presented by the University of Notre Dame Theology Department in collaboration with Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.
In recent decades the Catholic Church has grown increasingly committed to Christian Muslim relations. In his apostolic exhortation Evangelii Gaudium, Pope Francis writes, “Our relationship with the followers of Islam has taken on great importance” (para. 252). At this symposium we will discuss the intersections between the scripture of Islam, the Qurʾan, and Catholic theology. To Muslims the Qurʾan is the very word of God transmitted to the prophet Muhammad by the angel Gabriel. Yet how should the Church, with its dual commitment to inter-religious dialogue and to the proclamation of the Gospel, understand the Qurʾan? In addressing this question we will explore the content of the Qurʾan (and in particular its Biblical accounts), the history of Christian commentary on the Qurʾan, and new directions in Catholic theology.